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Why get involved?

If you are passionate about public safety and have a knack for organizational efficiency, a Coordinator role at the Texas Public Safety Association (TPSA) may be the perfect fit for you. Coordinators are the backbone of our operations, working diligently to execute strategic plans, manage resources, and oversee projects in various domains like education, marketing, events, and volunteer coordination.

By becoming a Coordinator, you'll be part of a collaborative team effort, working closely with our Executive Council, Regional Board, and other specialized teams. Your skills and expertise will directly contribute to the advancement of our mission: ensuring a well-prepared, career-ready public safety workforce in Texas.

Benefits of Being a Staff Member

When you become a Coordinator at TPSA, you're gaining more than just a volunteer role—you're becoming part of a community that values career readiness, public safety, and professional development. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Networking opportunities with professionals in public safety
  • Gaining leadership and project management skills
  • Contributing directly to the betterment of public safety education and training in Texas

Ready to Make an Impact?

If you have the dedication, organization, and attention to detail that it takes to be a Coordinator, we'd love to hear from you. Together, we can prepare the next generation of public safety professionals in Texas. Apply today!

Web Content Coordinator

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If you love writing and have a passion for the digital world, then the role of Web Content Coordinator is perfect for you! As the mastermind behind the website's content, you'll be responsible for keeping it fresh and up-to-date, ensuring visitors can access the latest and greatest information. Plus, you'll get to work alongside the Marketing Coordinator and Secretary, collaborating to ensure everything runs smoothly. With no coding/website experience required, you only need your writing skills and grammar expertise to excel in this exciting role!

Partnerships Coordinator

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TPSA is seeking a Partnerships Coordinator to join our team. As the Partnerships Coordinator, you will play a vital role in developing and maintaining partnerships with businesses and organizations to support our mission. The ideal candidate will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, as they will be responsible for identifying and pursuing potential partnerships and sponsorships. The Partnerships Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director to develop and implement a partnership and sponsorship strategy that aligns with our organization's mission and values.

Membership Coordinator

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As the Membership Coordinator, you are the welcoming face of TPSA, charged with attracting new members and fostering strong relationships with existing ones. You will work tirelessly to ensure smooth registration processes, provide prompt and accurate information, and create engaging materials to promote TPSA. Your role is vital in growing our community and maintaining a vibrant, active membership.

Volunteer Coordinator

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Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference and get involved in your community? Then the role of Volunteer/Exhibitor Coordinator is just what you need! As part of the TPSA leadership team, you'll develop and maintain volunteer databases, coordinate schedules, and ensure event participation. This the perfect role for anyone passionate about community involvement and networking!

Judge Coordinator

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The Judge Coordinator is a volunteer staff position that is responsible for managing the recruitment, training, scheduling, and coordination of judges for all conferences. This position is also responsible for creating and maintaining partnerships with agencies across the state.

Latest News

Competitive Events Update

Competitive Events Update

86 days ago

TPSA Advisors, I hope that you have had a successful start to the 23-24 school year. I wanted to take a moment to update you on the progress our leadership team has been making in updating various aspects of our organization. One key area of our focus has been ensuring that our competitive events provide the best possible experience for our students. To demonstrate our commitment to excellence, all competitive events have been intensively reviewed. As you read through our event offerings, you will notice that some events, such as Team Fire Agility, Foot Pursuit, Job Interview, Fiber Analysis, and Crash Investigation, are no longer available. Some of these events will be back next competition season after an intensive overhaul, some have been melded into other events, and some will not return. With the sunsetting of events, it became apparent that we needed to create new events to fill the gap. We are excited to announce the addition of Parliamentary Procedure, Hair Analysis, Fire Press Conference, and Job Exhibit. In addition to updating our event offerings, all scoring rubrics have been rewritten. By updating the rubrics, we aim to align them with the most current industry standards and provide clearer guidance to participants. This will enable our students to gain a deeper understanding of the skills and knowledge required for success in the public safety sector. I am pleased to present a new scoring system for the rubrics. Each rubric now totals 100 points. This provides a standardized measure for evaluation and comparison across various competitions. The state advancement criterion has also been revised. Starting this year, only those competitors who score at least 60 points and place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at their Regional Conference will be eligible to advance to the state-level competition. This threshold ensures that participants showcase a solid foundational understanding of the subject matter and have the necessary skills to excel further in their public safety journey. As advisors and key stakeholders, we invite you to review the updated rubrics. Your valuable input and suggestions are crucial in ensuring that the rubrics are comprehensive, fair, and effectively measure the skills and abilities of our talented participants. We welcome any feedback or revisions that you believe would enhance the rubrics' clarity, accuracy, or relevance to real-world scenarios and industry expectations. Should you have any questions or require further clarification, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team or me via email at [email protected]. We will be more than happy to assist you. We kindly ask that any suggested revisions or comments be submitted no later than September 15th, 2023 to allow us sufficient time for thorough consideration and implementation. Your input will play a vital role in bolstering the quality of our competitions and providing an enriching experience for our students. After the posted deadline, no changes will be made to the rubrics, and the event scoring guidelines will be finalized. Thank you for your continuous support and dedication to TPSA's mission of preparing the next generation of public safety professionals. Your guidance and expertise are deeply valued, and we look forward to your contributions toward achieving excellence. Sincerely, Kira Hassler Newsom Executive Director Competitive Events for 2023-2024 Correctional Services | Name | Type | Event Code | Guidelines/Scorecard | | :--------------------------------- | :---------------- | :--------- | :------------------- | | Correctional Institute Design | Prepared | CPCD | Download | | Inmate Processing | Roleplay | CRIP | Download | | Cell Extraction | Roleplay | CRCE | Download | Fire Services | Name | Type | Event Code | Guidelines/Scorecard | | :--------------------------------- | :---------------- | :--------- | :------------------- | | Press Conference | Prepared | FPPC | Download | | First Responder | Roleplay | FRFR | Coming Soon | | Agility Course | Skills Assessment | FSAC | Download | | Search and Rescue | Skills Assessment | FSRR | Download | Forensic Science | Name | Type | Event Code | Guidelines/Scorecard | | :--------------------------------- | :---------------- | :--------- | :------------------- | | Crime Scene Investigation | Roleplay | SRCS | Download | | Anthropology | Skills Assessment | SSAN | Download | | Hair Analysis | Skills Assessment | SSHA | Download | | Bloodstain Pattern Analysis | Skills Assessment | SSBS | Download | | Fingerprint Collection and Analysis | Skills Assessment | SSFC | Download | Law Enforcement | Name | Type | Event Code | Guidelines/Scorecard | | :--------------------------------- | :---------------- | :--------- | :------------------- | | Job Exhibit | Prepared | XPJE | Download | | Building Search | Roleplay | LRBS | Download | | Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) | Roleplay | LRSW | Download | | Disturbance Call | Roleplay | LRDC | Download | | Felony Traffic Stop | Roleplay | LRFT | Download | | Traffic Stop | Roleplay | LRTS | Download | | 911 Call Taking | Roleplay | LRCT | Download | | DWI Traffic Stop | Roleplay | LRDI | Download | | Report Writing | Skills Assessment | LSRW | Download | | Agility Course | Skills Assessment | LSAC | Download | Legal Studies | Name | Type | Event Code | Guidelines/Scorecard | | :--------------------------------- | :---------------- | :--------- | :------------------- | | Qualifying an Expert Witness | Prepared | JPQE | Download | | Closing Argument | Prepared | JPCA | Download | | Opening Statement | Prepared | JPOS | Download | | Parliamentary Procedure | Roleplay | JRPP | Download |

Student Board Application

Student Board Application

91 days ago

Image Do you want to become more of a leader within your Career and Technical Student Organization? Do you want to become more involved with TPSA? Do you want to have input and help govern the fastest growing Student Law Enforcement Association? Well, then YOU should apply to be on the TPSA Student Board. Do you want to add Leadership to your resume for colleges, scholarships or jobs? Then become a member of the TPSA Student Board.... Interested?.... We would like ONE student per region 😊 Image Apply Here Applications are due Friday, September 22, 2023 at 11:59pm Elections open Sep 25, 2023 and close Oct 6, 2023. October 10, 2023 Results Posted First Meeting TBD during the third week of October 2023. All questions regarding the TPSA student board should be directed to Roya Dinbali, [email protected]


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