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Updated on September 4th, 2022

This is a physically demanding event, preparing students for the rigors of law enforcement patrol. This event is structured similar to the LawFit challenge.To encourage students to develop endurance, muscle coordination, and mental acuity demonstrated by police officers in real world scenarios.


Dress Code

Competitors shall wear a uniform consistent with current standards in law enforcement patrol. Competitors must wear a duty belt equipped with a mock firearm.

Individuals Information

Team Limit
6
# Individuals per Chapter

Special Note: Maximum Teams: 6 (3 males and 3 females)

Materials

Competitors are required to provide the following materials for the duration of the competitive event. Additionally, no additional materials may be used that are not in the material list.

  • Photo Identification qt. 1

    Reference https://tpsa.info/policies for more information

Policies

  • Competitors in this event must be active members of the Texas Public Safety Association and in good standing with the Texas Public Safety Association.
  • Competitors must be familiar with and adhere to the Texas Public Safety Association Bylaws and Code of Conduct.
  • Plagiarism, copyright violation and falsification of information are prohibited. Any attempt to gain an unfair advantage will not be tolerated. Violation of the code of conduct or bylaws will result in disqualification and revocation of Texas Public Safety Association membership.
  • The scenario is a secret topic. Professional ethics demand that competitors DO NOT discuss or reveal the secret topic until after the event has concluded. Violation of the ethics rules will result in disqualification and revocation of Texas Public Safety Association membership.
  • This is an individual event. Schools are allowed a maximum of 3 females and 3 males.
  • This is a timed event, penalty seconds will be added per the scoring guidelines.
  • To ensure consistency across all regions, each region must adhere to the design of the course as indicated in this document.
  • The course will consist of multiple stages with sprinting between each stage.
  • The final stage will require the student to fire a laser tag type pistol at a laser target approximately 15 yards (45’) away. A successful hit will stop the time clock. The Laser system will be provided at the competition site. Information regarding the laser system can be located on the event webpage. In the event that the laser system is unavailable, an unloaded airsoft pistol may be used. The pistol shall be cocked, off safe, and ready to fire prior to the event beginning. The time stops at the sound of the pistol being fired.

Procedures

  1. Competitor(s) will report to their respective event when called for or at a set reporting time.
  2. Competitor(s) must check in with event management upon arrival and present photo identification for verification.
  3. Competitor(s) will be directed (by event moderator) into the event location.
  4. Instructions will be given (by event moderator) to the Competitor(s).
  5. The competitor will line up behind the start line.
  6. The event assistant will read the suspect information script to the competitor.
  7. Upon the call of start, the moderator will start the stopwatch and the competitor shall begin the course.
  8. The moderator shall stand at the final event of the course. When the competitor lasers the target, the moderator shall stop the stopwatch.
  9. An event assistant shall be located at each stage to ensure that the competitor completes the stage correctly. The assistant shall notify the judge of penalties to be added for their assigned stage. (Event assistants must remain at their assigned stage for the duration of the competition. Event assistants may not rotate stages or be substituted)

People

  • Event Managerqt. 1
  • Event Moderatorqt. 1
  • Judgeqt. 1
  • Event Assistantqt. 8
  • Actorsqt. 3

Supplies

  • Tape to mark start/stop lines for each stage qt. 1
  • 4’ simulated wall, competitors must go completely over the wall qt. 1
  • Low crawl obstacle 2.5’ high by 3’ wide, for a distance of 3 yards (9 ft), padding must be provided for the area under the low crawl. qt. 1
  • 8” step box capable of holding competitor with full duty gear qt. 1
  • Large Cones qt. 8

    8 Large Cones (4 large cones for Serpentine run. See diagram for placement)(3 large cones for 90 degree turns)(1 large cone for suspect identification)

  • Mannequin drag (an approximately 150 pound “dummy” with harness for pulling ) qt. 1
  • Laser Targeting System qt. 1
  • Stopwatch qt. 1
  • Red Flags qt. 9

    (for event assistants)

  • Suspect “Script” qt. 1
  • Rubric/Score Sheets qt. 1
  • Writing utensil qt. 1
  • Suspect posters to place at “suspect identification” station qt. 3

    use of suspect posters are allowed if actors are unavailable. Posters shall be mounted and secured at least 12" off the ground. Posters need to be secured to negate wind blowing them out of veiw during the event.

Space/Location/Rooms

  • Large Area Indoor/ outdoors

    This event must be held in an area large enough to allow for the event stages to be properly spaced. Ground surface must be of solid surface and flat as to not create an increased level of difficulty or safety hazard for the competitors. (examples: athletic gyms, cafeterias, and large common areas are acceptable locations for this event. Areas with sand, mud, and turf are not acceptable)


Event Name
Agility Course
ScoringPlacement
Time BasedLowest Score Wins
Required Criteria

Disqualification

Competitors/Teams must meet the following minimum criteria. Failure to meet criteria will result in disqualification.

Must identify correct suspect
CriteriaSecs

Time Penalties

Competitors/Teams that fulfill the requirements of a penalty will have the penalty seconds added on to their time. Some penalties are added per infraction and some are single use.

Failure to low crawl without knocking down structure

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10

secs

Failure to complete Serpentine run, knocked down flags/cones

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10

secs

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