Dear TPCA Member,
As the TPCA president for 2019-2020, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of our upcoming 62nd Annual Texas Police Chiefs Association Conference in Galveston, TX - April 6-9, 2020. 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.
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, April 8, 2020 for Law Enforcement Officers with proper identification (exhibit hall pass does not include lunch).
The 3rd Annual TPCAF Run To Remember 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 category will receive a recognition medal. More information regarding registration for this event will be forthcoming soon.
Opening ceremonies for the conference will begin Tuesday morning at 9:00 am, April 7, 2020
As a reminder, when making your hotel reservations, you must identify yourself as a Texas Police Chiefs Association Attendee to secure the conference group rate. Provided below, are the direct links for all of the hotels that will be offering special conference rates. These links will take you directly to the online hotel reservation portal.
1.) Hotel Link for Reservations Click Here - The Hilton Galveston Island Resort -Room Rate $123 per night. You can also call the hotel directly at 409-744-5000 or 1-800-HILTON.
2.) Hotel Link for Reservations Click Here -The San Luis Resort Spa & Conference Center - Room Rate $123 per night. This rate is available for reservations from Monday, 4/6 through Thursday, 4/9/2020. You can also call the hotel directly at 409-744-1500 or 1-800-392-5937.
3.) Hotel Link for Reservations Click Here - The Holiday Inn Resort Room rate of $123 per night. In order to receive the discounted conference room rate code enter your desired reservation dates first, then the Group code of TPC should automatically populate. If you wish to make your reservation by phone, call the hotel directly at 409-740-5300 or 1-800-Holiday.
Registration is for the following:
TPCA Active, Associate and Retired Members and Non-Members
Program Managers, Purchasing Agents, Quarter Masters
We look forward to seeing you in Galveston!
Chief Gene Ellis
TPCA President, 2019-2020