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May 4th, 2023
We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with the Law and Public Safety Education Network (LAPSEN), the leading national organization supporting secondary school-level Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (LPSCS) career education programs. This partnership will allow all Texas Public Safety Association (TPSA) advisors to become members of LAPSEN for free, giving them access to LAPSEN's expertise and resources in LPSCS career education. TPSA is a co-curricular non-profit student organization across the state of Texas. We provide leadership opportunities and real-world experience exposure to high school students through leadership roles and competitions. We focus on expanding the knowledge of current students enrolled in the LPSCS Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathway. We are passionate about providing real-world career preparation, experience, training, and competition opportunities to LPSCS students across Texas. LAPSEN, on the other hand, provides and shares LPSCS career education programs, curriculum, certifications, and models that help connect secondary students to work and colleges that are cost-effective and can be used by secondary school instructors, their partners, and participating states. LAPSEN also works with others who are building a career pathway to LPS careers, including Explorers and Public Safety Cadets, experiential learning programs, LPS agencies, professional groups like NSA and IADLEST, and many others. With this new partnership, all TPSA advisors will have access to LAPSEN's resources, including its career education programs, curriculum, certifications, and models. This partnership will be incredibly valuable to our advisors and help us better prepare tomorrow's heroes. The LPSCS field constantly evolves, and we must keep up with the latest developments and best practices. Through our partnership with LAPSEN, we will be able to provide our advisors with the resources and expertise they need to stay ahead of the curve and ensure that our LPSCS students are receiving the best education possible. We are excited about the opportunities this partnership will bring to our advisors, and we look forward to working with LAPSEN to support LPSCS education. If you are a TPSA Advisor, take advantage of this partnership and become a LAPSEN member for free. More information on how to take advantage of this will come out over the summer. Thank you for your continued support of TPSA and LPSCS education. Together, we can help prepare the heroes of tomorrow.
Mailing Address Change
April 22nd, 2023
Due to a change in our Treasurer, we have a new address for all future mail / mailed checks for membership and conference fees. Effective immediately, all mail/checks should be mailed to the following address: 13165 W Lake Houston Pkwy PMB 118,Houston, Texas 77044(PMB Stands for Personal Mail Box, it is a required part of the address.) All schools must notify their finance office of this change to ensure that future checks are mailed to the correct address. Any checks mailed to the old address will be returned to the sender. We strongly encourage you to update your records and notify your finance office of this change immediately before the summer. It's important to emphasize that deadline extensions will not be granted for checks sent to the wrong address. Therefore, we kindly ask you to note the new mailing address and ensure that all future checks are mailed to this address. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are confident this change will allow for a smoother and more efficient financial process. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this change, please do not hesitate to contact our Treasurer at treasu[email protected]. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
State Conference Photos
April 22nd, 2023
We have great news to share with you! You can now access the state conference photos from your new chapter gallery on myTPSA! This new feature is designed to make it easy to view and share photos from TPSA events, all in one place. To access your chapter gallery and view your state conference photos, login to myTPSA and navigate to your chapter info page. From there, click on the new "Photo Gallery" button, and you'll be taken to your brand new chapter gallery, where you can view all of your photos, including the new state conference photos. (Step-By-Step Guide) Please note that this is an entirely new feature, and you cannot add photos to the gallery now. However, we have ensured that only photos relevant to your chapter are included in the gallery, ensuring that you relive the best moments from your state conferences. We have also created a step-by-step guide on accessing your chapter gallery, which you can find on the website. If you have any questions or concerns about accessing your gallery or viewing your state conference photos, please don't hesitate to contact our support team ([email protected]) for assistance. We hope this new feature will enhance your experience on myTPSA and help you stay connected to the larger TPSA community.
April 22nd, 2023
We are excited to announce that it's that time of year again! The TPSA Annual Survey is now open. We're calling on our dedicated advisors and students who participated in the association's activities last year to share their feedback with us. Your input is invaluable as we strive to improve and better serve our members continuously. We want to hear your thoughts on how we can enhance the TPSA experience for everyone involved. This survey is your opportunity to provide us with candid feedback, share your ideas, and suggest improvements. The survey will cover a wide range of topics, from your satisfaction with the events and activities we organized last year, to your thoughts on how we can further engage our members and serve our community better. We know your time is precious, but we strongly encourage you to take a few minutes to complete the survey. Your feedback will help us shape the future of the TPSA, and ensure that we're meeting the needs of all our members. So, please take the time to participate in the TPSA Annual Survey today. Your voice matters, and we can't wait to hear what you say. The survey is open until 5/31, so don't delay. Thank you in advance for your participation and ongoing commitment to the TPSA. Survey Link: https://tpsa.info/survey
State Fiber Results
April 14th, 2023
I would like to start off by thanking you for your patience as you awaited a decision to be made regarding the results of the 2023 State Fiber Analysis competition. Unfortunately, after extensive deliberation, by the Board of Directors and the Executive Council, it has been decided that the scores will be scratched for this event. It is unethical for us to release scores that penalize some and not others for the same mistakes and/or policy violations. No awards will be given for this event. Please know that this decision was not made in haste. All voting parties reviewed scorecards, grievances, and any relevant information available before casting their votes. It has been decided that participating teams will still receive a scorecard with the judge's comments; however, no points will be visible. Each scorecard will indicate that the team received a disqualification for the event, as this is the only way to release comments included on the scorecards without points visible. I understand that this decision will not be accepted favorably by some and that it is incredibly frustrating to receive this kind of news after your students worked so hard to prepare for this event. Please remember that every team that competes works hard in their own way to prepare and demonstrate their skills at the state level. We must honor their hard work by ensuring that the scoring is correct and awards are distributed appropriately. If your students competed in this event and you have specific questions that you would like answered please email [email protected] .
Scores, Placements, and Rubrics
April 14th, 2023
We have released all the scorecards, judge comments, placements, and scores for all contestants from the State Conference.HOW TO VIEW SCORECARDS:Students: You can log in to the Student Portal with your myTPSA Membership ID number as the username and StateConf23 as the password to view your rubrics.Advisors: You can log in to the Competition Registration Site to view all your chapter's competitors' rubrics, placements, and scores.
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