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.

Open Positions

We are currently seeking passionate and dedicated individuals to fill various volunteer positions within our organization. As a TPSA volunteer, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience, meet new people, and make a positive impact on students in our program. Whether you have a specific skillset to offer or are simply looking to lend a helping hand, we welcome individuals of all backgrounds and abilities to apply for our volunteer positions.

Web Content Coordinator

Deadline May 31st, 2023

Partnerships Coordinator

Deadline May 31st, 2023

Volunteer Coordinator

Deadline May 31st, 2023

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

Executive Director

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

Connor Winston

Director of Information Technology

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

Thomas Helgoth

Director of Finance

[email protected]

Executive Council

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

Johnnie Shepherd


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

Melissa Hollingsworth

VP of Regions

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

Roya Dinbali

VP of Leadership

[email protected]

Terri Massey


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

Robert Moore

Membership Coordinator

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

Abigail Escanlar

Social Media Coordinator

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

Tiffany Sanchez

Leadership Conference Coordinator

[email protected]

Janet Collins

Student Content Coordinator

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

John Hawkins

Logistics Coordinator

[email protected]

Michael Sanders

Judge Coordinator

[email protected]

Jessica Soto

Conference Registration Coordinator

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

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]

Amy Wood

Regional Representative

Region 2
[email protected]

Michael Bell

Regional Representative

Region 3
[email protected]

Caleb Davis

Regional Representative

Region 4
[email protected]

Richard Brewer

Regional Representative

Region 5
[email protected]

Carlos Romero

Regional Representative

Region 6
[email protected]

Mary Janssen

Regional Representative

Region 7Region 8
[email protected]

Luis Cisneros

Regional Representative

Region 5
[email protected]

Student Board

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


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13165 W Lake Houston Pkwy PMB 118,
Houston, Texas 77044



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.