Registration for the 2020 Texas Police Games in South Padre Island/Harlingen will be opening on February 3rd, 2020 at 6:00 am. 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.

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 attended the 2019 Abilene Police Games, this was one of the most successful events in the past several years. There were very few complaints about any of the venue locations and all were easy to locate. The Abilene Police Department staff did a fantastic job and with the help of several volunteers made sure that there was plenty of water, Gatorade and other items always available at each event location.

I know that everyone that attended the Games enjoyed the hospitality that was shown by the Abilene Police Department, Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and the Taylor County Constables Office Staffs as well as the citizens of Abilene. For those that did not make the trip you missed out on some great competition and another town where you could go from the Host Hotel to any event in under 15 minutes. The people were all friendly and accommodating.

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.

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.

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 2020 Early Registration will start on Monday 02/03/2020 at 6:00am – and closes on 03/08/2020 at 5:45 am. ($40 + $10 for additional events)

Coach or Managers Team Registration and Team Members Registration will also start on Monday 02/03/2020 at 6:00 AM and will close on 05/10/2020 at 5:45 AM

Regular Registration will start on Sunday 03/08/2020 at 6:00 am – and closes on Sunday 05/10/2020 at 5:45 am. ($60+ $10 for additional events)

Late Registration will start on Sunday 05/10/2020 at 6:00 am – and closes on Monday 05/25/2020 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 05/10/2020 at 6:00 AM and will close on 05/25/2020 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 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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