About Us

The mission of the Texas Public Safety Association is to provide Law Public Safety Corrections and Security students with knowledge, skills, leadership, and student growth through real world career preparation, experience, training and competition opportunities.

The purpose of the Texas Public Safety Association (TPSA) is to extend learning beyond the classroom for teachers/advisors and students. TPSA is a co-curricular non-profit student organization across the state of Texas. TPSA provides leadership opportunities and real world experience exposure to high school students through the means of leadership roles and competition. TPSA focuses on expanding the knowledge of current students enrolled in the Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (LPSCS) Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathway.


TPSA is proud to be run and staffed by volunteers across the State of Texas. Our volunteers are vital to the success of our organization and are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact the President.

Get Involved

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the organization's business operations and ensuring that the staff of TPSA is executing its mission.

Kira Hassler Newsom


[email protected]+1 (888) 301-TPSA ext: 101

Connor Winston


[email protected]+1 (888) 301-TPSA ext: 102

Thomas Helgoth


[email protected]

Executive Council

The Executive Council is responsible for executing the day-to-day operations and mission of TPSA.

Johnnie Sheperd


[email protected]+1 (888) 301-TPSA ext: 201

Melissa Hollingsworth

VP of Regions

Region 8
[email protected]+1 (888) 301-TPSA ext: 202

Roya Dinbali

VP of Leadership

[email protected]

Monica Newberg


[email protected]+1 (888) 301-TPSA ext: 204

Janet Collins


[email protected]+1 (888) 301-TPSA ext: 203


The Staff supports the Board, Council, and Regional members in executing TPSA's mission and daily operations.

Abigail Escanlar

Social Media Coordinator

[email protected]+1 (888) 301-TPSA ext: 402

Tiffany Sanchez

Leadership Conference Coordinator

[email protected]

Robert Moore

Membership Coordinator

[email protected]+1 (888) 301-TPSA ext: 401

Michael Sanders

Judge and Volunteer Coordinator

[email protected]

Regional Representatives

Regional Representatives are responsible for being a liaison to each chapter in their region and their region's yearly conference.

Ashley Johnson

Regional Representative

Region 1
[email protected]

Jessica Soto

Regional Representative

Region 2
[email protected]+1 (888) 301-TPSA ext: 301

Steven Herbert

Regional Representative

Region 3
[email protected]

Kendria Russell

Regional Representative

Region 4
[email protected]

Richard Brewer

Regional Representative

Region 5Region 6
[email protected]

Mary Janssen

Regional Representative

Region 7
[email protected]

Student Board

The student board is comprised of representatives from regions across the state.


© 2022 TPSA. All rights reserved

PO Box 630501,
Nacogdoches, TX 75963



TPSA is committed to creating and maintaining a healthy and respectful environment for all of our members. Our philosophy is to ensure all members, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status are treated equally and respectfully. Any behavior in the form of discrimination, harassment, or bullying will not be tolerated. It is the responsibility of all members to uphold and contribute to this climate.