TPCA 2020 Conference
The Texas Police Chiefs Association hosts several events throughout the year that are open to all members as well as non-law enforcement members and often combine socializing with peers in conjunction with the beneficial training and programs you've already come to expect from the TPCA. Check our Training page to obtain information for all training and education scheduled in 2020.
|62nd Annual Texas Police Chiefs Association Conference - April 6 - 9, 2020
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 registration information will be forthcoming very 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
Click Here to be redirected to the TPCA online conference registration site.
We look forward to seeing you in Galveston!
Chief Gene Ellis
TPCA President, 2019-2020
|Exhibitor Opportunities and Registration
TPCA - 62nd Annual Conference 2020
We are excited that this will be our 62nd Annual Conference of the Texas Police Chiefs Association on April 6 - 9, 2020. The convention will be held at the Galveston Island Convention Center in Galveston, Texas.
This past year’s exhibitor's schedule worked well, and we intend to follow a similar schedule in 2020. We’ve also made some exciting improvements to our Exhibitor registration process. Exhibitors will register, choose their booth and pay with a credit card.
Exhibitors will have all day Tuesday, April 7, 2020, to set up displays, which should be completed by 5:00 p.m. The President’s Reception will be in the exhibit area that Tuesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. This is a great networking time to meet all of our guests. Exhibits will open on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, with special times set aside for Chiefs to visit throughout the day. Additionally, Chiefs will be able to bring their purchasing agents and officers to the exhibits. The breakdown of your booth can begin no earlier than 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2020.
For those of you who are not corporate members of TPCA, we urge you to join, as members will receive special signage, recognition at the conference, access to member information on our website and your link on our website. A membership application is available online for your consideration.
To Register please go ONLINE https://tpca20.exh.mapyourshow.com/6_0/boothsales/
as soon as possible and enter your information, pick your booth and make your payment to ensure a spot in the exhibit hall.
The most up-to-date conference information, including the schedule of events, will be posted to our website https://www.texaspolicechiefs.org/conferences as it becomes available.
NADA requires a minimum of 200 sq. ft. of space for each vehicle displayed within a booth. Companies who want to display vehicles must submit a Display Vehicle Reporting Form to NADA Show Management.
The Display Vehicle Reporting Form will be available in the online Service Kit. Vehicle move-in and move-out will be coordinated by the show’s official service contractor, FREEMAN. Vehicle Booths must be reserved online as well. Credit card payments in full are the only way to secure your reservation for vehicle spaces also.
Holiday Inn Resort Reservation Link:
TPCA 2019 Annual Conference
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