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.

To learn more about all of the Training Classes and Conferences currently offered through the Texas Police Chiefs Association, please Click Here to be redirected to the TPCA Upcoming Conferences & Trainings Registration Page. 

AGENDA's - 2020 Texas Police Chiefs Association 62nd Annual Conference 
To access the Draft Agenda's for the upcoming TPCA 2020 Annual Conference, just Click on the highlighted agenda's listed below.

TPCA 2020 62nd Annual - Conference Agenda 

TPCA 2020 - Conference Spouse Activities Agenda

TPCA 2020 - Legal Advisors Conference Agenda

TPCA 2020 Conference Registration Links

TPCA Attendee Conference Registration:
TPCA Active/Associate Members, Retired Active/Associate Members, Program Managers, Purchasing Agents, Quartermasters and Non-Members
 Registration Link

TPCA Spouse Conference  Registration 

Registration Link
TPCA Conference/Legal Advisors Meetings:
Legal Advisors Registration
Registration Link
TPCA Recognition Luncheon Conference Registration:
TPCA Foundation Luncheon for Recognized Agencies (Purchasing Extra Luncheon Seats)
Registration Link
TPCA Conference/TPCAF Prayer Breakfast Registration:  
TPCA Foundation Prayer Breakfast -Table Sponsorship Registration
Registration Link
TPCA Conference Registration for S.A.B.A. Training Course:
Trainer's Course on SELF-AID/BUDDY AID (S.A.B.A.)
Registration Link


62nd Annual Texas Police Chiefs Association Conference - August 24-27, 2020
Galveston, Texas

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, August 24- 27, 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, August 26, 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, August 25, 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, 8/24 through Thursday, 8/27/2020. 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

Exhibitor Opportunities and Registration
TPCA - 62nd Annual Conference 2020 

Dear Exhibitor:

We are excited that this will be our 62nd Annual Conference of the Texas Police Chiefs Association on August 24 - 27, 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, August 25, 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, August 26, 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, August 26, 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
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 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:

CLICK HERE for online Reservation Link


TPCA 2019 Annual Conference

Opening Ceremonies 

Legal Advisor Resources - 2019 TPCA Conference:

Howard Leyko Poker Rooms in Texas

HYDE Law Enforcement Disciplinary Practices

Police Discipline A Case for Change

Police Disciplinary Appeals

Police Union Contracts

SPENCER Spring 2019 1938 Primer

Howard Leyko CBD Oil Is it Legal?

GANNAWAY - Records Retention Requirements and Subpoena Issues

HIGGASON MOREFIELD Memory Video Truthfulness in Reporting Use of Force

MAPES Need to Know Employment Law for Law Enforcement Administrators

HIGGASON MOREFIELD Memory Video and Truthfulness Part II

FALCO Unmanned Aerial Vehicles To Infinity and Beyond

MAPES Need to Know Employment Law for Law Enforcement Administrators

50 Shades of Blue_Ethical Considerations in Advising Law Enforcement

There are several opportunities throughout the year for TPCA members to join their Association staff and Executive Board in showing their support and meeting with their peers. Please check our Events Calendar for a listing of events and locations.

The Texas Police Chiefs Association gives our Members and Associates numerous opportunities for training and development through the listed conferences and meetings. If you have a meeting or training you would like posted, please contact us at

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We are glad you are a part of the TEXAS POLICE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION!