The past couple of years have 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. 

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.


 The 2021 Texas Police Games in South Padre Island/Harlingen were better than we had hoped, with a great turnout of approximately 1000 competitors. We did have several agencies that were missing or only had a few attendees due to shortages in manpower and/or being assigned to assist at the border.

The Board of Directors would like to recognize several people in both South Padre Island and Harlingen as well as some in Brownsville that assisted in making 2021 a big success:

Mayra Nunez – South Padre Island Convention Center

Maris Amaya – South Padre Island Convention Center

Randy Smith – South Padre Island City Manager

Chief Claudine O’Carroll – South Padre Island PD

Chief Mike Kester – Harlingen PD

Jeff Hamel – Harlingen Convention & Visitors Bureau

Rolando “Chino” Cruz, for stepping in and helping with numerous events on short notice.

All of the local coordinators and numerous others that helped to make the Games a success.

Following a year in which the Covid-19 pandemic required us to cancel the 2020 Games, it was great to see everyone again.  

San Angelo will be hosting the 2022 Texas Police Games and is planning to make it even better and greater than it was in 2016. If you did not attend the 2016 Games you missed out on one of the best Games in several years. The competition was challenging and all the venues were fantastic. San Angelo has some of the best restaurants and people that support Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, First Responders and Military. They also enjoyed watching the events and even competing as guests in several of the events.

Registration for the 2022 Texas Police Games in San Angelo will be opening on February 7th, 2022 at 6:00 am.

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

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.

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

For 2022 Early Individual Registration will start on Monday 02/07/2022 at 6:00am – and closes on 03/06/2022 at 5:45 am. ($50 + $10 for additional events)

Coach or Managers Team Registration and Team Members Registration will also start on Monday 02/07/2022 at 6:00 AM and will close on 05/30/2022 at 6:00 PM

Regular Individual Registration will start on Sunday 03/06/2022 at 6:00 am – and closes on Sunday 05/15/2022 at 5:45 am. ($70+ $10 for additional events)

Late Individual Registration will start on Sunday 05/15/2022 at 6:00 am – and closes on Monday 05/30/2022 at 6:00 pm. ($80+ $20 for additional events)

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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