Welcome to Texas Police Games
THE 2020 GAMES WILL BE HELD IN SOUTH PADRE ISLAND/HARLINGEN, TEXAS
September 7th – September 13th, 2020
To all competitors;
The T.P.A.F. Board of Directors and the City officials from South Padre Island and Harlingen have decided to move the date of the Games from June 7th – 13th, 2020 to a date in September, as a safety precaution for all competitors. We are looking at holding the Games from;
Monday Sept. 7th – Sunday Sept. 13th, 2020
The Officials in both South Padre Island and the City of Harlingen will be coordinating with each other and all of the venue locations in an attempt to move the events and maintain the same schedules for day and time.
Some events (day and time) may need to be moved under the circumstances to allow for schools to be in session and other activities. We hope to do this with as few changes as possible. Pay close attention to the “Breakdown of Events” schedule on the Event Page, and to your event pages for the dates and locations. (The ones posted now still may be changing)
After talking with the hotel managers, it was decided to cancel all the previous reservations at “Beach Resort” to make it less confusing for them as well as preventing someone being charged for a room if they cancelled or if the events days changed.
Click on the link below to make your reservations.
Everyone that has registered and paid on-line or by mail-in will have the following options;
1- To continue to compete in September, or
2- Request a refund, or
3- Pre-pay for the 2021 Games
To request a refund, send a separate email to email@example.com and show 2020 Refund Request in Subject.
To request a pre-pay for 2021 Games, send a separate email to firstname.lastname@example.org and show 2021 Pre-Pay Request in Subject.
All on-line late fees have been waived thru Aug. 16th, 2020. Late fees will still apply for on-site registration. Please continue to check the Home Page of the website at www.texaspolicegames.org for any other news or updates. Don’t forget to check your events pages and the “Breakdown of Events” schedule on the events page.
Sorry for the inconvenience Stay Safe and Well
Regular Registration is OPEN until SUNDAY
August 16th, 2020 at 6:00 AM
2020 GAMES ARE HOSTED BY THE:
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
HARLINGEN POLICE DEPARTMENT
HARLINGEN VALLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
AT SOUTH PADRE ISLAND
(formerly Schlitterbahn Beach Resort)
100 Padre Blvd., Padre Island, Texas 78597
956-426-9066 – for reservations
HOMEWOOD SUITES by Hilton
603 E. SESAME DR.
HARLINGEN, TEXAS 78550
956-230-2939 – For reservations
2020 GAMES INFORMATION & CHANGES
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS HAVE CHANGED
FEDERAL, STATE, COUNTY AND CITY CERTIFIED 9-1-1 DISPATCHERS NOW QUALIFY UNDER THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CATEGORY
FEDERAL, STATE, COUNTY AND CITY CERTIFIED EMT’S AND PARAMEDICS, CRIME SCENE SPECIALISTS NOW QUALIFY AS FIRST RESPONDERS.
New Events for 2020 IN SOUTH PADRE ISLAND
1 and 2 Man Obstacle Course
EVERY COMPETITOR AND GUESTS MUST CHECK IN AT REGISTRATION CHECK-IN
NOTE: THE AGE GROUP CATEGORIES HAVE ALSO CHANGED AS FOLLOWS:
- Category 1 ———–18 up to 29
- Category 2 ———–30 – 39
- Category 3 ———–40 – 49
- Category 4 ———–50 – 59
- Category 5 ———–60 – 69
- Category 6 ———–70 +
Registration Check-in will open from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Monday September 7th, 2020 for Weigh-in for Power Lifting, Obstacle Course, Motorcycle Rodeo, Bowling, Golf and Shotgun Events.
The Games will begin on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 with OBSTACLE COURSE, MOTORCYCLE RODEO, BOWLING, GOLF AND SHOTGUN EVENTS.
All Competitors MUST check-in at the HOST HOTEL before going to the event location.
Competitors in Track may enter a maximum of six (6) track & field events (Any combination).
TEXAS HOLD’EM AND DOMINOES ARE NOW ON DIFFERENT NIGHTS.
DOMINOES ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10, AT 6:00 PM – HOST HOTEL
TEXAS HOLD’EM ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11, AT 6:00 PM – HOST HOTEL
Motorcycle Rodeo is open only to Law Enforcement, and must be a fully equipped police bike
Shotgun events, Trap, Skeet & 5-Stand Minimum of 10 competitors
Cross Fit, Limited to 50 competitors
Texas Hold’em, Limited to 64 competitors
ELIGIBILITY: The Police Games require all competitors to meet the following basic standards, or have retired from an agency where, when employed, did meet these standards.
1. As your primary vocation be employed/retired as a law enforcement officer, parole, probation officer, correctional/detention officer, First Responder, Certified 9-1-1 Dispatcher, Crime Scene Specialist on a full time basis. Retired/Active/Veteran or Reserve military from all branches of military service . Active reserve officers with at least one year service with the law enforcement agency who holds his/her commission (verification of active status and tenure is required) . Retired/Active/Volunteer Fire Fighters with at least one year service with a Fire Department who holds his/her verification of service and/or commission.
2. Law enforcement officers must meet the standards set forth by the state or country in which you work, and be certified in your state or country if your state or county requires such certification.
3. Fall within the guidelines of the agencies specifically included by the TPAF and not fall within those agencies specifically excluded by the TPAF, and if not specifically named be accepted in writing by the TPAF.
All Active duty Military and Veterans of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard
Airport Police Officers
All retired officers from agencies listed
Arson Investigators (Commissioned)
ATF Enforcement Officers
City Police Officers
City, County, and Private Detention/Correctional Officers that are agency certified and/or are employed full time.
County Constable Officers
County Sheriff’s Officers
Certified 9-1-1 Dispatchers, Federal, State, County and City
Certified Crime Scene Specialist
Department of Homeland Security/Transportation Security Administration
Detention/correctional Officers from the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
District Attorney Prosecutors/ Investigators
Drug Enforcement Officers
Employees of the Texas Criminal Department of Justice that carry a hazardous duty classification
Federal Fish and Game Officers
Federal/State Parole/ Probation Officers
Firemen or Fire Fighters
First Responders, EMT’s, Paramedics
Highway Patrol Officers
Hospital Police Officers as defined by 2.12 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure
Officers of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Port Authority Police
Railroad Peace Officers
Reserve Officers with a minimum of 1 year experience
School District Police Officers
State Park Rangers
State Police Officers
Texas Parks & Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers
University Police Officers
U.S. Department of State Law Enforcement Agents
U.S. Federal Law Enforcement Agents not specifically noted on this list
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
U.S. Park Rangers
U.S. Postal Inspectors
U.S. Secret Service
U.S.Customs and Border Protection
Volunteer Fire Fighters with a minimum of 1 year experience
Certified/Licensed Law Enforcement or Correction Officers from other Countries
Specifically Excluded But May Participate As A Sponsored Guest
Civilian employees of eligible agencies
The TPAF Board of Directors will refine and update, on an ongoing basis, an all inclusive list of eligible agencies which are not specifically named above).
RESERVE OFFICERS/RESERVE FIRE FIGHTERS— Reserve Officers/Reserve Fire Fighters with at least one (1) year active service to his/her Law Enforcement/Fire Fighter agency are now eligible. Verification from the head of the agency represented must provide written authentication of the one (1) year status.
RETIRED MILITARY LAW ENFORCEMENT — Retired and Veteran military Law Enforcement personnel whose career duty assignment was law enforcement/investigations are eligible.
ACTIVE MILITARY PERSONNEL— All active and former military personnel are eligible to participate. Those serving in the reserves who have been deployed into any active war zone or are scheduled to deploy and available during the dates of the Games are also eligible. This is also applicable to members of the National Guard.
FIREFIGHTERS & GUEST COMPETITORS
FIREFIGHTERS — Firefighters are invited to participate in the Texas Police Games. Firefighter eligibility is indicated on each event schedule link.
GUEST COMPETITORS — Each authorized competitor can sponsor a Guest (Guests MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 18 YEARS OF AGE (except where excluded). All Guests participating in Individual events must submit an online application by using the registration link above. Guest eligibility is indicated on each event schedule link.