Texas Police Athletic Federation Announces San Angelo as Host City for 42nd Annual Texas Police Games, 2016

Sep 08, 2014   04:04 PM

The San Angelo Police Officers Association, the San Angelo Coalition of Police and the San Angelo Convention and Visitors Bureau along with the Texas Police Athletic Federation and the San Angelo Police Department are proud to announce the selection of San Angelo to be the host city for the 42nd Annual Texas Police Games to be held in June2016.

 

The three entities have been working together since February of this year to prepare a bid to entice the Texas Police Games to San Angelo in 2016. Through partnerships with the City of San Angelo Recreation Department, San Angelo Independent School District and San Angelo Soccer Association, San Angelo was successfully selected as the host city.

 

The Texas Police Games are well organized competitive events that enable commissioned Police Officers the opportunity to compete with fellow Police Officers from around the State of Texas. The games include such events as Archery, Basketball, Biathlon, Cycling, Golf, Karate, Power Lifting, Firearms and many others. The games are held once a year in various cities in Texas.

 

The games are expected to bring more than 1,000 Police Officers and their families to San Angelo from June 12th to June17th, 2016. The events will be held at such venues as the San Angelo Stadium Field House, The Texas Bank SportsComplex, The McNease Convention Center among others. The public is invited to visit these venues and watch the games.

 

The concept of the Texas Police Athletic Federation, better known as the TPAF, was conceived in 1974 by officers Steve G. Baggs (Texas Department of Public Safety) O.L. Cullum (Ft. Worth Police Department) and Tim R. Vought (Dallas Police Department). These officers conducted the first Texas Police Recruit Championships in Dallas in April of 1975. The event was repeated in Austin in January of 1976 and in Ft. Worth in December 1976. The last time San Angelo hosted the Texas Police Games was in the 1980's.

 

The TPAF was chartered and received its original funding through contributions made by the Dallas Police Association and the Texas Department of Public Safety officers Association. The TPAF was established to foster physical fitness and comradeship among peace officers in the State of Texas and other states by the organization and promotion of athletic events and competitions in which peace officers can compete.

 

Many of the events are open to full time professional firefighters and active and retired military members. For more information contact Officer Rick Tinsley at rick.tinsley@sanangelopolice.org or 325-481-2517.