METHOD OF PAYMENT:
Individual Registration fees and Team Player Registration fees may be paid online using PayPal or an approved credit card with the security of PayPal. Competitors wishing to pay with personal check, bank check, cashiers check or money order will need to (download the application form under REGISTRATION) and mail, along with payment to PO Box 38648 |Dallas, Texas 75238.
Coach or Managers Team Registration fees may be paid online using PayPal or an approved credit card with the security of PayPal.
Individuals or Teams paying by Sponsor checks must contact the TPAF Office by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (214-221-1510) prior to completing the Individual or Coach or Managers team registration.
EARLY INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION IS OPEN 2/13/2023 AT 6:00 AMEARLY INDIVIDUAL FEES – $50.00 FOR PRIMARY EVENT AND $10.00 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL EVENT, PLUS GREEN FEES ($180.00) AND BOWLING FEES ($20.00 EACH DAY). RETIREES EARLY INDIVIDUAL FEES – $50.00 FOR PRIMARY EVENT AND $10.00 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL EVENT, PLUS GREEN FEES ($180.00) AND BOWLING FEES ($20.00 EACH DAY).
EARLY INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3/12/2023 AT 5:45 AM
REGULAR INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION WILL OPEN 03/12/2023 AT 6:00 AM
REGULAR INDIVIDUAL FEES – $70.00 FOR PRIMARY EVENT AND $10.00 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL EVENT, PLUS GREEN FEES ($180.00) AND BOWLING FEES ($20.00 EACH DAY).
RETIREES REGULAR INDIVIDUAL FEES – $50.00 FOR PRIMARY EVENT AND $10.00 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL EVENT, PLUS GREEN FEES ($180.00) AND BOWLING FEES ($20.00 EACH DAY).
REGULAR INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 5/21/2023 AT 5:45 AM.
ANYONE REGISTERING AFTER 5/21/2023 – WILL NOT QUALIFY FOR A TEXAS POLICE GAMES T-SHIRT
LATE INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION WILL OPEN 5/21/2023 AT 6:00 AM
LATE INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION FEES – $80.00 FOR PRIMARY EVENT AND $20.00 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL EVENT, PLUS GREEN FEES ($180.00) AND BOWLING FEES ($20.00 EACH DAY).
RETIREES LATE INDIVIDUAL FEES – $60.00 FOR PRIMARY EVENTS AND $10.00 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL EVENT, PLUS GREEN FEES ($180.00) AND BOWLING FEES ($20.00 EACH DAY).
LATE INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 5/29/2023 AT 6:00 PM
ON-SITE INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION FEES
On-site Individual Registrations MUST be completed the day before the event at the latest.
On-site Individual Registration fees during the week of the games for individual events will be $80.00 for primary event and $20.00 for each additional event. (Exceptions will be made for officers and guest from the hosting agency)
This does not include Bench Press only, Texas Hold’em, 3 point shootout and dominoes, if registered in another event.
TEAM REGISTRATION WILL OPEN 2/13/2023 AT 6:00 AM
COACH OR MANAGERS TEAM REGISTRATION
FLAG FOOTBALL, SOCCER, and SOFTBALL
The coach or manager MUST complete the Coach or Managers Registration for each team event on-line and pay the required fee. This should be completed before Team Members start signing up.
Flag Football – maximum of 18 players – $350.00
In-Line Hockey – Maximum of 18 players – $350.00
Soccer – Maximum of 20 players – $350.00
Softball Men’s Open – maximum of 18 players – $350.00
Softball Men’s 35+ – maximum of 18 players – $350.00
Co-Ed Softball – maximum of 18 players – $350.00
TEAM MEMBER REGISTRATION
Each individual team member MUST go on-line and agree to the Waiver of Liability and complete the Team Member Registration Form to be eligible to participate, BEFORE May 29, 2023.
BASKETBALL AND VOLLEYBALL TEAMS ONLY
Basketball and Volleyball the Coach or Manager MUST register for each team event on-line and pay a $30.00 registration fee.
Basketball Women’s 3v3 – maximum of 6 players
Basketball Men’s 3v3 – maximum of 6 players
Basketball Men’s 35+ 3v3 – maximum of 6 players
Basketball Men’s 5v5 – maximum of 12 players
Basketball Women’s 5v5 – maximum of 12 players
Volleyball 2v2 – maximum of 6 players
Volleyball 6v6 – maximum of 10 players
TEAM MEMBER REGISTRATION
BASKETBALL AND VOLLEYBALL TEAMS ONLY
Each individual team member MUST go on-line and agree to the Waiver of Liability and complete the Team Member Registration Form and pay a $30.00 registration fee to be eligible to participate, BEFORE May 29, 2023.
On-Site Team Member Registration will pay a $40.00 registration fee.
COACH OR MANAGERS
ALL TEAM REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 5/29/2023 AT 6:00 PM
TEAM MEMBER REGISTRATION
MUST BE COMPLETED ON LINE
BEFORE May 29, 2023
THE COACH OR MANAGER MAY SUBMIT A TEAM ROSTER PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF REGISTRATION ON MONDAY May 29, 2023 AND WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING THE IDENTITY OF EACH REGISTERED TEAM MEMBER.
A. Roster substitutions must be made by the COACH OR MANAGER at the Team check-in, at the Host Hotel or at the LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED.
B. All substitutions must meet the same requirements as the original entrants.
C. Once your team competition has commenced in an event, substitutions cannot be made.
BASKETBALL AND VOLLEYBALL TEAMS ONLY
ONSITE TEAM MEMBER REGISTRATION
MUST SIGN WAIVER AND COMPLETE REGISTRATION FORM
will also pay a $10.00 late fee plus $30.00 registration fee.
ALL ON-LINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON MONDAY,
MAY 29th AT 6:00 PM
Mail in Registrations must be received before Monday May 29th, 2023.
There will be NO REFUNDS for individuals that register for any event. It will be the individuals responsibility to ensure that they will be able to attend and compete in the competition.
INDIVIDUAL FEES: (SEE ABOVE FOR MORE DETAILS)
Entry fee is $70.00 for first sport and $10.00 for additional sport. Keep in mind that many sports have several events-that don’t require extra fees. For example, if you sign up to compete in the sport of golf and you want to participate in all events listed for golf, your cost is $70.00 (Plus Green Fees). If you also want to compete in the duathlon, your total fee would be $80.00. ($70.00 for golf and $10.00 for the duathlon), plus Green Fees. The online registration will compute the fees when you are finished entering all the events.
Golfers, additional fees of $180.00 (green fees) are included in your application.
Bowlers, additional fees of $20.00 each day (linage) for singles, doubles and team must be paid when you register.
Three Point Shoot out fee is $10.00 if entered in another event or team event. If the competitor is only entering the Three Point contest, there will be a $70.00 individual fee.
The entry fee for Dominoes is $10.00 if you are registered to compete in any other event. If you are just playing dominoes, then your entry fee will be $70.00.
YOU MUST FILL OUT AN INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM MEMBER ON-LINE REGISTRATION FOR ANY SPORT INCLUDING TEAM EVENTS
ALL COMPETITORS AND TEAM MANAGERS OR COACHES, MUST PERSONALLY CHECK IN PRIOR TO COMPETITION AT THE Host Hotel Beach Resort.
ALL COMPETITIORS AND GUESTS PARTICIPATING IN THE GAMES MUST COMPLETE REGISTRATION AT REGISTRATION CHECK-IN
WRIST BANDS: All competitors, individual and team, must have a wrist band obtained when checking in at the host hotel. Bands may be worn on wrist or ankle. Bands that are lost or damaged may be replaced for a fee of $10.00. Individuals, requiring a replacement wrist band, must go through registration again for verification. Wrist bands that appear to have been cut off or removed purposely will not be eligible for replacement. Competitors not wearing a wrist band will NOT be allowed to participate.
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).
Age classifications apply for both Male & Female (a competitor may compete in only one age category). Golf competitors, see golf schedule for differences in age classifications.
Category 2 30 – 39
Category 3 40 – 49
Category 4 50 – 59
Category 5 60 – 69
Category 6 70 +
1. Team/Partner members will compete at age of youngest member.
2. A competitor may enter only one age category in an event.
If paying with other than PayPal, credit card or electronic check, you must contact the Dallas office at 214-221-1510 or by email at email@example.com.
Substitutions may be made on rosters prior to your first competition at the Games, at the Team check-in only.
If a team member wishes to enter an individual sport, then he/she needs to fill out an individual application form and submit a $70.00 entry fee, except for Dominoes, Texas Hold’em and 3-point shoot out.
Choose your partner (with their knowledge) before you send in your application.
This also applies to Bass Tournament Teams, Bowling Teams, Cornhole Teams, Pistol Teams, Golf Doubles and Racquetball Doubles, etc. If you need a partner or wish to be on a Bowling or Pistol team, you may request “Need Team” or “Need Partner” and will be teamed up if possible. No pick up teams, on site, will be allowed, except under State Coordinator direction. Volleyball 2 on 2 is the exception to this rule. That competition will be 100% on site pickup unless that is the only event you are participating in.
Protests must be made known to the Event Coordinator immediately after or during the events, and a written protest must be submitted to the Event Coordinator within one hour of the completion of the game or event in question.
Sports apparel must be clean and designed and worn so as not to make an indecent display of the competitor’s person. It shall be the duty of the coordinator at the sport site to determine if each competitor is properly attired for their given event.
All competitors will compete at the time of competition and cannot make up or prolong (reschedule) any event in order to compete in any other event.
Any team that allows a competitor to compete in any event that has not completed registration and/or has not checked-in prior to the start of the event will forfeit any medals for that event.
When competing in more than one sport, whether as an individual or team member, you must be responsible for checking the schedule for times and location to avoid possible conflicts. In addition, the committee will not be held responsible for conflicts. Also the committee will not be responsible if the competitor is not registered in his /her sport, due to an incomplete application.
Females may enter any sport listed in the Schedule.
Females may compete against men in any sport except Karate Kumite.
Females may enter Karate Kumite and spar with other women.
In the shooting events that utilize grades, i.e. Master, Marksman, etc., all shooters must produce an NRA card at registration. If no card is produced, then that competitor will compete in the master category.
Cards are to be current at the time of competition.
NO MINIMUM NUMBER OF ENTRIES REQUIRED TO HOLD AN EVENT: (Unless specified in the rules of the event)
If you are the only one entered in your event, you must compete & finish your event to receive a medal. You may be required to move up or down in categories for your event. *This rule does not apply to Karate.
Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the finishers of each event and in each age and weight division. Example: If two people shoot the lowest score in Golf, both will receive a Gold medal, the next finisher will receive the Silver and the next finisher will receive the Bronze. All medal ties will receive corresponding medals. Guests will never displace law enforcement or fire fighters in awarding medals. Guests will be awarded medals based on head to head competition with other guests.
Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be condoned either during, before or after competition.
Any behavior which brings discredit upon the Texas Police Games or Law Enforcement will not be tolerated. Any physical or verbal assaults on officials, competitors, spectators, coordinators, or ex-officio’s will meet with immediate and the severest of penalty up to being barred from future participation.
ELIGIBILITY FOR GUEST:
1. Each authorized competitor will be allowed to sponsor two (2) Guests to participate in the same event as the authorized competitor, except where designated ineligible. See information for each event for this information. Guests must create an account by using the individual application link on the main page of the website.
2. The authorized competitor is responsible for the conduct of the Guest.
3. Each Guest must fill out a separate application and list the sponsor’s name in the space provided on the application.
4. The registration fees are the same as any authorized competitor.
5. Every Guest will be required to follow all rules and regulations of the Texas Police Games, as set by the Texas Police Athletic Federation.
6. If sponsor is not able to attend or does not show for event, the Guest may still be allowed to participate.
7. Each Guest must be a minimum of 18 YEARS old by opening date of current year’s games unless specifically approved by the TPAF Board of Directors.
8. Guest competitors will ONLY compete against other Guest competitors unless special circumstance exists. The State Director for that event will make any decision in this situation.