2020 has been a terrible year, let’s put it behind us and get ready for 2021.

It is our hope, the Board of Directors and Staff, that 2021 will be a better year for all of us.

This past year has been unique in numerous different ways. Everyone involved in Law Enforcement, Military, First Responders and Fire Departments have had their hands full trying to cope with the turmoil, violence and hatred while at the same time try to keep cool and do your job and go home safely to your families. Several of our members have lost that battle due to COVID-19, motor vehicle accidents, victims of gun violence, assault by motor vehicles and other acts of violence. We have never had this many Law Enforcement Officers, Correction Officers, Marshals and Border Patrol Agents on any Memorial Page as we have had this year, and hope to never see it this high again.

Our prayers are with each and every one of you as First Responders that you will return safely home at the end of your shifts and remain healthy along with all of your family members.


Registration for the 2021 Texas Police Games in South Padre Island/Harlingen will be opening on February 8th, 2021 at 6:00 am. (At this time, we don’t know if and when they will have a Super Bowl) The Host Hotel “Beach Resort” located at 100 Padre Blvd is a spectacular location for both registration check-in and for the Tuesday night social. It also offers great views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Beach, along with two large swimming pools, a great restaurant and two bars.

Both the South Padre Island Police Department and The Harlingen Police Department and both Convention & Visitors Bureaus have put together what would appear to be some very successful locations and venues for each of the events. Although we are still working on securing and/or improving some of the venues, they assure us that all will be ready for the Games in June of 2021.

For those staying on the Island, the drive from South Padre Island to Harlingen is approximately 28-30 miles and takes about 30 minutes and is a straight shot on Highway 100 over to I69E. Approximately 1/2 of the events will take place in Harlingen and 1/2 of the events will be on South Padre Island.

For those that registered for the 2020 Texas Police Games and did not request a Refund or Pre-Pay please contact the T.P.A.F. Office by email at if there will be any changes to your events, or if you need to add an event.

The added events, Obstacle Course (1 and 2-man events), and Body Building were also a great success with competitors looking forward to adding more participants next year.

For 2021 we will also be adding CORN HOLE, which will be a two-person (team) event and will require both players to register as individuals on-line.

As always if you can’t make it to registration check-in during normal hours, please call me at 512-632-0405 or 214-221-1510 and I will try and meet with you.

Always remember On-Line registration opens the first Monday after the Super Bowl and closes on Memorial Day.(Except this year we’re not sure if and when they will have a Super Bowl)

Check the Eligibility list for changes. Certified 9-1-1 dispatchers are now Eligible to compete under the Law Enforcement and Fire Fighter classifications.

Also, First Responders, (EMT’s and Paramedics) can now compete under the new First Responder classification. This will refer to any Federal, State or City Ambulance Service.

A first responder is a person with specialized training who is among the first to arrive and provide assistance at the scene of an emergency, such as an accident, natural disaster, or terrorist attack.

For 2021 Early Registration will start on Monday 02/08/2021 at 6:00am – and closes on 03/07/2021 at 5:45 am. ($50 + $10 for additional events)

Coach or Managers Team Registration and Team Members Registration will also start on Monday 02/08/2021 at 6:00 AM and will close on 05/9/2021 at 5:45 AM

Regular Registration will start on Sunday 03/07/2021 at 6:00 am – and closes on Sunday 05/9/2021 at 5:45 am. ($70+ $10 for additional events)

Late Registration will start on Sunday 05/9/2021 at 6:00 am – and closes on Monday 05/31/2021 at 6:00 pm. ($80+ $20 for additional events)

Coach or Managers Late Team Registration and Team Members Late Registration will also start on Monday 05/9/2021 at 6:00 AM and will close on 05/31/2021 at 6:00 PM .

Late fees for Teams will be $50.00, Late fees for each Team Members will be $20.00

On-Site Registration will be available to those from the Host agency at regular registration fees.

Thanks to all of you for your continued support and participation in the Texas Police Games.

Spread the word and bring your friends and family, we are going to have FUN and a large turn-out.

As I promised you, there will be changes coming up for future games, make sure you pay attention to the registration forms (READ IT). We are also open to suggestions for new events, and improvements.

The following forms will be used: 

Individual Registration Form (for all individual events, including bowling doubles and team, tennis, racquetball, billiards, Bass Tournament, Corn Hole, etc.)

Coach or Managers TEAM REGISTRATION Form (for Flag Football, Softball, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball)

Coach or Managers Team Roster Form (for Flag Football, Softball, Soccer, Basketball, and Volleyball)

Team Member Form (for Flag Football, Softball, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball) EVERY Team Member including Coach and/or manager must complete the TEAM MEMBER REGISTRATION FORM.

Be sure and check the Sports Breakdown by days and hours on the Events Page.

Stay Safe,

Bob Lawson
Travis County Sheriff’s Office (Retired)
Texas Police Athletic Federation Home Office
P.O. Box 38648
Dallas, Texas 75238
214-221-1510 – Office number
512-632-0405 – Cell



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