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Galveston-March 26-29, 2018

This Registration form is for all of the following: TPCA Members (Active, Associate and Retired), Non-Members, Purchasing Agents & Program Managers. (If you want to register Purchasing Agents & Program Managers for the entire conference, please choose the "member registration". Purchasing Agent & Program Manager registration are only 1 day registrations for that Wednesday, March 28th, 2018.)

There is a separate registration page for Legal Advisors and Exhibitors.

2018 Conference Agenda Draft (Click here)

Dear TPCA Member,

As the TPCA president for 2017-18, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of our upcoming 60th Texas Police Chiefs Association Annual Conference in Galveston, March 26 through March 29, 2018.  The Conference and Expo will be held at the Galveston Island Convention Center located in Galveston, Texas.  

The conference will be very informative, covering topics for both small and large agencies as well.  We will have multiple breakout training sessions on a variety of subjects with TCOLE credit available.  In addition, we will have a separate training course for those interested in the TPCAF Best Practices Recognition Program, so please bring your Recognition Program Manager.

For the fourth year, we will once again host the specialized training for attorneys who serve as legal advisers to law enforcement agencies. This includes those who may work full or part time in that capacity. We encourage your Law Enforcement Legal Advisor to attend and participate in all conference activities.

Our number of vendors grows every year, offering you the chance to see and hear about the latest innovations in law enforcement equipment.  You will have plenty of time to visit with them during the conference.  I encourage you to bring the person to the conference who is responsible for purchasing in your department. Passes to the vendors’ exhibits also are available on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 for Law Enforcement Officers with proper identification (exhibit hall pass does not include lunch).

Something NEW - at this 2018 TPCA Annual Conference, we will be celebrating our 60th Anniversary! Since this is our 60th Anniversary, I think it is appropriate to celebrate our past and the history of Texas law enforcement.  I think a good way to do this is for Texas Police Departments to display old badges, patches, equipment, newspaper articles, and even vehicles during our conference.  We have allocated space in the main lobby of the Convention Center for agencies to set up displays, and there will be a room nearby to secure your items after hours.  If anyone has additional ideas on this celebration of our history please let me know!   Attendees will be able to cast a vote for their favorite display and a the winner will receive recognition during our business meeting on Thursday morning.  If you are interested in displaying your department’s history please contact Tammy Pruitt at 512-281-5400 or simply register for a free exhibitor booth on the exhibitor registration.

TPCAF Annual Golf Tournament will be held at The Moody Gardens Golf Course on Monday, March 26, 2016. Add Golf to your registration by checking the appropriate box while you register.

FUN RUN!! 1st Annual TPCAF Fun Run 5K! Walk, jog or run along the ocean for a great cause! All proceeds go to the TPCA Foundation Fallen Officer fund. Participants will receive a shirt and top finishers in each catagory will receive a recognition medal. More information to come. Add this to your registration by checking the appropriate box while you register.

Opening ceremonies for the conference are at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

The March 12, 2018 deadline for TPCA’s special hotel rate is fast approaching.  As a reminder, when making your hotel reservations, you must identify yourself as a Texas Police Chiefs Association Attendee to secure this group rate.

1.) FULL   Hotel Link for Reservations (Click Here) -  The Hilton Galveston Island Resort  -Room Rate $119 per night. You can also call the hotel directly at 409-744-5000 or 1-800-HILTON. You can call periodically for cancellations.
2.)FULL Hotel Link for Reservations (Click Here) - The San Luis Resort Spa & Conference Center  - Room Rate $119 Per Night. You can also call the hotel directly at 409-744-1500 or 1-800-392-5937. You can call periodically for cancellations.
3.) Hotel Link for Reservations (Click here) The Holiday Inn Resort -Room rate of $119 per night. The online link requires you to put the date request in first and then the Group code of TPC should automatically populate. Call the hotel directly at 409-740-5300 or 1-800-Holiday.


Overflow Hotels – New Room Block  - *A shuttle will be provided for all TPCA hotel guests to the convention center.

Casa Del Mar
6102 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77551
Please call for Reservations: (800) 392-1205 or (409) 740-2431
Use Group Rate code #Police to receive the $99 TPCA Rate.

We look forward to seeing you in Galveston.


Chief Gary Johnson
Roanoke Police Department
TPCA President 2017-18

For further information, please call 512-281-5400 or e-mail .

March 26th, 2018 6:00 AM   through   March 29th, 2018 12:00 AM
GALVESTON, TX 77551-5874
United States

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Phone: TPCA 512-281-5400
Member Registration
Active / Associate Member $ 295.00
Retired Member $ 75.00
Non-Member $ 325.00
Program Manager $ 75.00
Purchasing Manager or Quartermaster $ 75.00
Speaker (Approval Required)) $ 0.00
Complimentry Attendee (Approval Required) $ 0.00
Spouse $ 75.00
Add Golf
Member Golf $ 125.00
Spouse Golf $ 125.00
Add 5K Fun Run
TPCA Foundation Fun Run $ 25.00
Spouse TPCAF Fun Run $ 25.00