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Advisor Workshops

State Conference is just around the corner, and we are so excited to see you all there! This organization would not be possible without you, and to make it successful, we need your help! This year we are offering Advisor Workshops. These workshops will allow you to network with other advisors, voice your opinions on the rubrics, and even suggest new events for the students to compete in. In addition to the focus area workshops, we will offer a workshop covering Student Leadership. This workshop will focus on a Leadership Conference we are planning to offer in the fall for each region. This will give you a chance to make suggestions on what you and your students would want to learn at the Leadership Conference. Please make plans to attend one or all of these workshops! Click here to see the state agenda.


Updated onMarch 16th, 2023

Secretary Position Applications

Vacancy in Executive Council

Exciting opportunity alert! TPSA  is currently seeking a detail-oriented and passionate individual to join our executive council as the Secretary. As the Public Information Officer, you will be responsible for disseminating official communications and recording meeting minutes. You will work closely with our Regional Representatives to distribute information and oversee the activities of our Marketing Coordinator, Web Content Coordinator, and Membership Coordinator. If you are looking for a fulfilling opportunity to make a positive impact in your community and work alongside a dedicated team of individuals who are passionate about TPSA, then we encourage you to apply today! The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and a commitment to our organization's mission and values


Updated onMarch 14th, 2023

New Staff Positions

Are you ready to be a part of something special? TPSA is thrilled to announce the launch of our brand-new volunteer staff positions. We are seeking passionate and driven individuals passionate about furthering TPSA's mission with our rapid growth Whether you're a writer, an event planning pro, or a logistics guru, we have the perfect role for you. As a volunteer staff member, you'll be able to work alongside a team of like-minded individuals who share your passion for preparing students for the Public Safety field. We can't wait to see the unique perspectives and innovative ideas you'll bring. So, what are you waiting for? Apply now and join us on this incredible journey!

Vist the About Page for More Information


Updated onMarch 11th, 2023


For the day and overnight car parking, Marriott property utilizes a mobile device payment system for parking. (Please see attached)

Marriott has provided instructions and provided a code for the TPSA discount. Bus parking on property, as indicated below on a first come first served basis, is free for buses. Bus overflow parking is at 900 Guardians Way.

Parking Map


Bus Overflow

Over Flow (1)


Updated onMarch 16th, 2023

Student Board and Ambassadors

Please welcome and congratulate the newest TPSA Student Board and Ambassadors!

Student Board

  • Lilly Wong (1)
  • Lindsay Eastman (2)
  • Gael Gonzalez (5)
  • Angela Regina Ovalle (5)


  • Julia Dekarske (3)
  • Mia Taylor (3)
  • Bailee Watson (4)
  • Braylin Miller (4)
  • Aleyda Hernandez (4)
  • Alexis Garcia  (4)
  • Javier Ornelas (5)
  • Ethan Salazar (6)
  • Victoria Ramon  (6)
  • Ayleen Zamarripa (6)
  • Gavin Garza (7)
  • Sisto Quiroz (8)


Updated onFebruary 27th, 2023

State Competition Registration

Registration for the 2023 State Conference is OPEN!!  Deadline to register is 3/13/23.  Details can be located here.  There is a step by step guide to help you with the registration process.  

A couple of important points to remember as you register:

  • You must go in and enter t-shirt sizes for all attendees.
  • Submit any Substitution/Drop Requests by creating a special request.
  • Volunteers are registered via GivePulse and NOT in the conference registration

If you have any questions about registration, reach out to your Region Rep, or Melissa Hollingsworth.


Updated onFebruary 27th, 2023

State Substitutions

Remember to submit any substitution or drop requests by creating a Special Request in myTPSA. 

Deadline for substitutions/drops is 3/13/23.  The deadline to submit emergency substitution requests is 3/29/23.  No requests will be considered after that date!

A few reminders when submitting your request:

  • Please select BOTH the old and new members of the substitute.
  • In the notes, specify who is switching with whom in WHICH EVENT.
  • Failure to specify in detail what is happening will result in denial.
  • No more than 50% of any team may be substituted for State Competition.
  • The substitutes must have attended and competed at a regional competition, not in the same event.
  • Only emergency substitution requests will be considered after the close of registration.

If you have questions, please contact Melissa Hollingsworth.



Updated onFebruary 27th, 2023

Region Rep Positions Open

Do you want to make a difference and help shape the future of your region? Applications are open for 2023-2025 Regional Representatives. Region Representatives play a vital part in the TPSA team, working collaboratively with other members of TPSA leadership and regional school advisors. Each region will elect a Regional Representative to oversee and represent the region and serve as a liaison between the regions and the Executive Council. Regional Representatives will be elected biennially in odd-numbered years during a general business meeting at State Competition. New Regional Representatives will take office after the State Competition. If a region does not have a regional representative at the beginning of the competition year, the regional chapters may be divided among other regions for competition.

Information is available online.


Updated onFebruary 27th, 2023

Student ID Reminders

For State Conference Check-In

Remember that all competitors must present a valid, original, current photo ID issued by a city, state or federal government agency, or by the competitor's school, in order to check-in at the state conference manager table and be admitted to conference events. A few notes:

  • School IDs must be for the 22-23 academic year and in a hard plastic card
  • First and last name on any ID presented must match TPSA event registration
  • The photo must be current and recognizable
  • Government-issued passports are accepted

If the competitor does not have an ID as listed above, a TPSA Competitor Identification Form can be completed for use at state conference check-in or their TPSA Membership Card. To use the membership card, the competitor should upload their photograph (headshot) to their myTPSA profile.

Then, the competitor's advisor can print the competitor’s TPSA ID form by clicking the “PDF of All Membership Cards” button at the top on the “chapter” page of the myTPSA membership system. Printed photo ID membership cards may be used for identification at state conference check-in.


Updated onFebruary 27th, 2023

Launch of Weekly Brief/News

We are excited to announce a new weekly brief email sent every Monday at 10 AM, tailored to your specific role within TPSA. The email will include a collection of updates from the previous week to help you stay informed and up-to-date on the latest news and developments within the organization. This new communication initiative is designed to improve the flow of information throughout the organization and ensure everyone has access to concise information. The weekly brief content will also be available on the website, providing easy access to critical information anytime. We hope this new resource will help you stay informed and engaged with TPSA, and we look forward to your feedback.


Updated onFebruary 27th, 2023

2023 Scholarships

Applications Open Now!

Scholarships are back for 2023! TPSA scholarships help make college or trade schools more affordable for students who demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities and are committed to a future career in the public safety industry. TPSA is pleased to offer three scholarship awards at our 2023 State Conference. Our scholarships provide financial assistance to active TPSA members currently enrolled as seniors in a high school public safety CTSO. Visit the Scholarship section of our website to learn more and apply online. You do not have to be present at the State Conference to receive a scholarship. 


Updated onFebruary 21st, 2023

Launch of New Website, Social Media, and Organization Structure

TPSA has always aimed to be an agile organization that quickly responds to the needs of its members. In continuing with this goal, TPSA has, for the 2022-2023 School Year, made operation changes, technology changes, and engagement changes to better serve you.


  • Launched a new website that will stay more current and up-to-date, is more mobile-friendly and allows us to deliver more tailored experiences to our members in the future.
  • Revised our Organization structure to better the transition of business operations between boards, added more staff positions to maximize our efficiency, and revised policies and procedures to align with current standards.
  • Established a Competitive Events Review Committee that updated and added new Competitive Events such as Anthropology. Additionally, removed Marketing Portfolio Event while it is reviewed for the 2024 school year.
  • Updated the regions to reflect our membership numbers and chapters to equalize and optimize regional competitions. These regions are subject to continuous changes as our membership for the year increases.
  • Launched our new TPSA Social Media accounts to better connect with our students and advisors.
  • Overhauled our membership system following feedback from the previous year to make it easier for advisors to register and pay membership and conference dues. Check back on September 15 for membership to open.

We are so excited for the upcoming school year and look forward to seeing yall at Regional Conferences!


Updated onFebruary 19th, 2023

Welcome Back!

2022-2023 School Year

When we look back on the last several years, we do so with mixed emotions. We have had trials and tribulations, unlike anything many of us have ever experienced. However, we at the Texas Public Safety Association want everyone to look forward.

Look forward to individual and team achievement, growth, and the feeling of belonging and acceptance that comes with being a part of something bigger than ourselves.

So, I personally want to welcome our veteran competitors and schools, as well as our new chapters and students. I believe that together we are creating the future generation of public safety. I look forward to seeing your successes.

I look forward to seeing your stumbles and watching as we gather around to pick each other up. Together, we will have an exciting new year to look forward to. Welcome, all!


Updated onFebruary 19th, 2023

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