Welcome to Texas Police Games
REGISTRATION IS OPEN
From 02/12/2024 – 05/27/2024
2024 TEXAS POLICE GAMES
See you at the Games
JUNE 9TH – 15TH, 2024
ALL COMPETITORS MUST COME TO REGISTRATION CHECK-IN AT THE
DESOTO TOWN CENTER
211 E. PLEASANT RUN ROAD
A MINIMUM OF ONE DAY BEFORE THEIR EVENT
2024 GAMES WILL BE HOSTED BY THE:
DESOTO POLICE DEPARTMENT
DFW International AIRPORT
DALLAS Love Field
1300 Centre Park Boulevard
DeSoto, Texas 75115
737-802-4031 – Block code: TPAF
Hampton Inn and Suites
1311 Center Park Boulevard
DeSoto, Texas 75115
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1310 E. Wintergreen Road
DeSoto, Texas 75115
GLO by Best Western
1215 N. I-35 E
DeSoto, Texas 75115
2024 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 2024 in DeSoto
CYCLING EVENTS ADDED
GRAVEL BIKE RACE
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 Noon – 5:00 PM on Saturday June 8th, 2024.
The Games will begin on Sunday, June 9th, 2024 with DISC GOLF, BODY BUILDING, BILLIARDS AND CROSSFIT
All Competitors MUST check-in at the DeSoto Town Center 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 TUESDAY JUNE 11TH, AT 6:00 PM – DeSoto Town Center
TEXAS HOLD’EM ON THURSDAY JUNE 13TH, AT 6:00 PM – DeSoto Town Center
Shotgun events, Trap, Skeet & 5-Stand Minimum of 10 competitors
Body Building minimum of 10 competitors
Cross Fit, Limited to 50 competitors
Texas Hold’em, Limited to 32 competitors
Golf, limited to 120 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.