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  • 09/12/2020 9:39 AM | Brandon Ledbetter (Administrator)

    Here is the link of the conference.  TSPA was officially ratified as an affiliated association.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_prjktqewY&feature=youtu.be


  • 07/12/2020 6:19 PM | Brandon Ledbetter (Administrator)

    7/12/2020

    To the members of TSPA who are employed by the UTSW PD,

                   Members of the TSPA Executive Board were approached concerning the many issues within the UTSW Police Department. As a result, an emergency meeting was called according to the association bylaws. A formal document was prepared and presented to the Executive Board of Directors advising them of our members complaints and concerns. During the meeting, the executive board was briefed and it was decided that a member of the Executive Board would launch a job satisfaction survey to further understand the problems within the UTSW Police Department. The survey was launched on May 26, 2020 and concluded July 6, 2020. Prior to the completion of the survey, members of the Executive Board contacted Chief Marcus Lewis to request a meeting. The meeting was approximately a two hours long meeting, which members of the Executive Board shared information with him. The board also offered him help in troubleshooting problems inside his department, which he gratefully accepted. Members of the Executive Board further explained to Chief Lewis that the TSPA Job Satisfaction Survey would be closed soon. He was also told that he would be given a complete copy of the survey. He was informed that the TSPA Executive Board would like to schedule a meeting with him to discuss the results of survey. On 07/06/2020, Chief Marcus Lewis was given a complete copy of the TSPA Job Satisfaction Survey by TSPA President Troy Mondine. TSPA Executive Board of Directors will now give Chief Lewis time to review the survey. He further explained that he would contact the board in the third week of this month to discuss further the results of the survey. In our conversation with the Chief Lewis, the contact was pleasant, and we are hopeful for a new and better UTSW Police Department. I will keep the membership posted on the events as they occur.

    Troy Mondine

    TSPA President


  • 06/27/2020 3:00 AM | Troy Mondine

    C.L.E.A.T President Todd Harrison and Executive Director Charley Wilkinson called a meeting of the C.L.E.A.T Board of Directors (affiliated local association presidents or their designees) on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The meeting was held via Zoom at 10am. The meeting was a way for C.L.E.A.T to interact with affiliated local association leaders in trying times in order to keep them up to date on what they are doing, and to also obtain feedback from each local association on today’s issues. Also, because of the incredibly fast moving changes in current affairs, the C.L.E.A.T. executive director and  their legislative lobby team will be holding an early legislative workshop to begin work for the next legislative session. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 29th in Austin, Texas. C.L.E.A.T. has invited TSPA President Troy Mondine, or a designee of the TSPA Executive Board of Directors, to attend the meeting. Communication has already been sent by Mondine that TSPA will be represented at the meeting.

         On June 18th at 10 am, all of the C.L.E.A.T local affiliated presidents were asked to join a zoom call to hear from President, Todd Harrison and Executive Director, Charley Wilkison. See below for a summary of the information that was shared with local leadership:

    1. Reminder that C.L.E.A.T is hosting a legislative workshop on July 29th at the ATT Conference Center in Austin from 8am-3pm. They encourage our local presidents to attend as they continue to strategize for the upcoming legislative session. State Representative James White will be the keynote speaker.

    2. Given the current situation, C.L.E.A.T has adjusted its outlook for next session and realizes that we must fight for our core values and leave everything else at the door. This is not a time for enhancing criminal penalties or addressing peripheral issues such as bail, task forces, or asset forfeiture, but it is instead a time to ensure we maintain all benefits currently held by Texas peace officers. C.L.E.A.T. will be heavily focused on the following items this session:


    1. Collective Bargaining / Meet and Confer
    2. Civil Service (CH 143) and maintaining professional standards
    3. Retirement / Pensions
    4. Qualified Immunity

     


  • 04/27/2020 10:36 PM | Troy Mondine

    “Medical personnel were there for us on 9/11 and we want to be there for them today,” said Officer Eric Brozek

    Today at 12:42 PM

    By Larry Higgs
    NJ Advance Media Group, Edison, N.J.

    HACKENSACK, NJ — When Port Authority police officers asked how they could help doctors, nurses and paramedics on the front lines of the coronavirus fight, they might not have expected to become a cleaning crew.

    But this is a dirty job being done with love.

    On Friday, off-duty Port Authority police officers spent the gray day decontaminating ambulances, paramedics’ trucks and even the boots and pants of emergency medical service workers after they delivered patients to Hackensack Hospital.

    “Medical personnel were there for us on 9-11 (at the World Trade Center) and we want to be there for them today,” said Officer Eric Brozek, who works at the Holland Tunnel police command.

    The job is important to make sure the COVID-19 virus goes no further. Officers use spray equipment to decontaminate ambulance interiors, and outside door handles, while EMS crews are in the hospital. They treated stretchers when they returned, Brozek said.

    Officers are also offering to decontaminate employee shuttle buses and doctors’ and nurses’ personal vehicles, so they don’t have to worry about taking coronavirus home to their families, he said.

    “We will do whatever it takes to help the medical professionals courageously battling COVID-19 on the front lines,” said Paul Nunziato, President, Port Authority Police Benevolent Association. “They are saving lives. They have never let us down. It is our duty, desire and citizenship to come to their aid.”

    Port Authority police are about to get some back-up from Bergen County Sheriff’s Officers, who plan to decontaminate medical workers’ cars Saturday morning as they leave from working the third shift or arrive for the morning shift, said Derek Sands, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

    “We decided this was a way to give back to the medical community. They have families and they don’t want to bring the virus home with them,” he said. “This is our thank you.”

    Starbucks teamed up with the officers to provide coffee for the medical workers to drink while their vehicles are being decontaminated.

    If it works out, Sheriff’s officers plan to expand the effort to other Bergen County hospitals, he said.

    ©2020 NJ Advance Media Group, Edison, N.J.


  • 02/10/2020 4:56 PM | Brandon Ledbetter (Administrator)

    Happy Birthday to the Texas System Police Association! We have made it 10 YEARS!!! 2-10-2020. We could not have done it without the support and dedication from our members. We have always supported our members and we pledge to continue our mission in Campus Policing. Thank You for the support and here is to the next 10 years and beyond.


  • 10/08/2019 10:21 PM | Brandon Ledbetter (Administrator)

    We have NEW TSPA branded merchandise in our online store. Check out the new items and help support the Texas System Police Association.  https://mytspa.org/Store

  • 09/25/2019 7:00 AM | Brandon Ledbetter (Administrator)

    We are excited to announce that the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, CLEAT Executive Board approved our Affiliation request at the Annual Conference.

    While at the conference, our Executive Board Members received quality training to better our association and move us forward. More info coming soon about the benefits!



  • 09/25/2019 6:52 AM | Brandon Ledbetter (Administrator)

              The Texas System Police Association (TSPA) recently commemorated the week of September 16-20, 2019 as Public Safety Officer Appreciation Week. Our Public Safety Officers are hard-working, highly trained individuals who are often our state’s first responders on the campuses of most Universities, College Campuses, and ISD Campuses. These individuals deter crime, lead evacuations, work closely with campus law enforcement officers, and are consistently vigilant int heir efforts to keep faculty, staff, and students safe in schools across Texas.

              Today, a security presence has become the expectation, thus the great work of our Public Safety Officers across the country can easily be taken for granted. Therefore, recognizing our Public Safety Officers are so important. Public Safety Officer Appreciation Week should be used to recognize their contributions and profile the many roles Public Safety Officers fill.

                    UT System Director of Police Michael Heidingsfield offered a note of appreciation regarding the week.

                    “I applaud the initiative of the Texas System Police Association in their efforts to not only recognize the critical work of our Public Safety Officers every day of the week, but to establish the week of September 16, 2019 – September 20, 2019 as Public Safety Officer Appreciation Week. On a regular basis I am impressed by the work of our Public Safety Officers who not only serve as our ambassadors to the campus communities they serve, but also detect criminal behavior, save lives, and assist in campus security.

                    The partnership between our sworn and civilian staff members is an acknowledgement of the combined efforts we bring to our commitment to ensure public safety. Thank you all!”


  • 08/13/2019 12:29 AM | Troy Mondine

    Following violent protests, the chief of police in Portland suggested that the city ban the wearing of masks during protests

    Aug 9, 2019

    Following violent protests that left several people injured—including a conservative journalist who was badly beaten by protesters, the chief of police in Portland, Oregon suggested that the city pass a law that bans the wearing of masks during protests. Citing the fact that other states have laws prohibiting the wearing of masks during the commission of a crime, Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw suggested that the city institute the restrictions on masks at protests and demonstrations.

    The Oregon ACLU opposes the proposal—they do tend to side politically with the people who tend to wear masks at rallies—but others in both government and private sectors see some benefit to the idea. In this podcast segment, Jim and Doug discuss whether or not such a proposal would even pass in the City of Roses.


  • 08/13/2019 12:19 AM | Troy Mondine

    It marks his first public appearance since being shot multiple times outside his home

    Yesterday at 11:52 AM

    By Phil Davis
    The Baltimore Sun

    BALTIMORE — The off-duty sergeant who was shot multiple times near his home in Northeast Baltimore on Thursday is awake and speaking, saying in a new video, “I’ll be back.”

    Appearing in a YouTube video, Sgt. Isaac Carrington, 43, speaks only briefly from his hospital bed, telling the audience “I love you all” before saying the police code signal “10-8,” meaning he is an in-service officer.


    Video:  https://youtu.be/nNIPYs-Ta1M


    “I’ll be back,” Carrington says, before waving at the camera.

    It marks his first public appearance since being shot multiple times outside his home in the 5600 block of Summerfield Ave. in Frankford.

    Baltimore police said Carrington was shot around 3:30 p.m. Thursday while he was off-duty and hanging out in front of his home with a neighbor.

    The department said a car pulled up in front of the two and at least one masked man carrying a gun tried to rob them. Police said Harrington and his neighbor ran in opposite directions and the masked man chased after Carrington, shooting him multiple times.

    The sergeant was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in critical condition as police scoured the city in search of the suspects.

    The Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 tweeted just after noon Saturday that his condition had been upgraded to “stable” and that he was able to squeeze the hands of hospital staff.

    Police took two people into custody Saturday after the department said a vehicle similar to the one used by the suspects was located in southwest Baltimore County.

    However, in the video, Police Commissioner Michael Harrison says the department is still looking for the shooter.

    “He still has a long way to go, but our prayers have been answered," Harrison said. “And now we all have to rally around getting him healed and making sure we find who did this to hold them accountable.”

    ©2019 The Baltimore Sun


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