A team of four (4) students will simulate a high risk traffic stop related to a felony offense. Students will utilize two (2) patrol vehicles to accurately and safely detain suspects (actors) in the simulation. Students will demonstrate their skills through proper radio communications, verbal commands and execution the felony stop based upon contemporary applicable skills. To encourage students to develop the skill sets, communication skills and safety precautions required by police officers as they conduct a felony traffic stop. Students will be able to demonstrate safety skills, proper handling of dangerous persons and work as an effective team.

Team Size/Limit Information

Team Size
# Competitors per Team
Registration Limit
# Teams per Chapter

Dress Code

Competitors shall wear a uniform consistent with current standards in law enforcement patrol as defined in TPSA policies. The student shall wear a duty belt throughout the duration of this event.


Competitors are required to provide the following materials for the duration of the competitive event. 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

  • All competing teams will be required to supply their own equipment needs, i.e. utility belts, training guns, handcuffs with key and any other similar equipment required by uniformed personnel. qt. 1


  • 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.
  • Each team is allowed a Twenty (20) minute time limit.
  • Judge(s) will stop the event once the Twenty (20) minutes have expired.
  • Students will be judged on proper radio procedures, officer safety, weapons safety, lawful and effective search/seizure and teamwork.
  • There will be 2-3 actors (suspects) and the scenario will remain constant for each competing team.
  • A physical address or description will be provided to each team so they can relay proper information to dispatch.
  • Judge(s) have final decision on all judging criteria
  • All vehicles will be put in place, no student is allowed to operate any of the vehicles.


  1. Competitor(s)/Team(s) will report to their respective event when called for or at a set reporting time.
  2. Competitor(s)/Team(s) must check in with event management upon arrival and present photo identification for verification.
  3. Competitor(s)/Team(s) will be directed (by room moderator) into the event room.
  4. Instructions will be given (by room moderator) to the Competitor(s)/Team(s).
  5. Time will begin once the student makes radio contact advising they are conducting a felony stop.
  6. Competitors will return to their staging area once the event has concluded.

Staff Instructions


  • Judgeqt. 4
  • Managerqt. 1
  • Moderatorqt. 1
  • Assistantqt. 1
  • Actorqt. 1-3


  • Large Concrete Area Outdoor

    Concrete outdoor area with enough room to accomodate 2 patrol vehicles and 1 civilian vehicle in a standard high risk traffic stop formation. This event will be conducted outdoors regardless of weather conditions.


  • Patrol Vehicles equipped with light bar/ siren/ PA system qt. 2
  • Civilian Vehicle (if keyless entry, keys must be available to the actor for use in simulation) qt. 1
  • Any weapons or simulated contraband required as part of the scenario for the actor(s). qt. 1

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