TGCCPA - Serving the People of the Texas Gulf Coast
The Texas Gulf Coast Crime Prevention Association, a unit of the Texas Crime Prevention Association, is composed of concerned citizens, private security professionals, loss prevention experts, crime prevention specialists, public safety educators and law enforcement officers from theTexas Gulf Coast area.
We are founded on spreading the concepts of crime Prevention through sharing information on new programs and building partnerships.
We welcome the participation of individuals, companies and other organizations.
If you have not received an email from Secretary Rene Dennis in the last week, Please send her an email @ Rene.Dennis@sheriff.hctx.net so we can place you back on the list. If you have any questions, you can reach her at 713-628-1143. This month's meeting is a very important one. It will be hosted by the Missouri City Police Department located at 3849 Cartwright Rd. Missouri City Texas. Three (3) board positions are up for a vote. 1st VP, 3rd VP and Treasurer.
Annual Christmas Party/Meeting
This years Christmas Party will be held on Thursday, December 12th, 2013 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Texas Bar B Que House located at
2401 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77003
Food will be graciously provided by TGCCPA member Shane McCoy. We ask that you PLEASE bring an unwrapped Christmas gift. All gifts will be delivered to the Ronald McDonald House.
Remember, this party is open to ALL members and one guest each.
Please RSVP Rene Dennis by Friday, december 6th, 2013 at Email
Calling ALL Golfers
We are holding a Golf Tournament on April 14th, 2014 at Walden on Lake Houston
18100 Walden Forest Dr. Humble, Tx. 77346
Click HERE for more details and sign up while your'e at it!
Sign up BEFORE February 1st, 2014 and get a free Easy Eagle for your team!
Texans Raffle Drawing
The Texas Gulf Coast Crime Prevention Association raffled off a Texans Tailgate package at the 38th annual TCPA Summer conference. Ms. LaShonna Story was the lucky winner.
McGruff makes appearance
On July 3, 2013, the Depot Childcare in Conroe, TX, celebrated their 4th of July parade alongside members of the Armed Forces, local veterans, Conroe Police Department, firemen and Smokey the Bear. In addition, in partnership with the Texas Gulf Coast Crime Prevention Association, McGruff participated in the event. Over 700 people were in attendance this year. They even had a flyover from members of a World War II artifact group!
Golf Tournament Results!
The finals are in... Congratulations to Team Yvonne, Wiiners with a score of 63
2nd place Siddons-Martin Emergency group, LLC score 66
and 3rd place Angleton Police Officers Association score 69.
Longest drive John Soileau
and Closest to the pin Rodney Crisp.
New Crimes to look for.
There are always new and / improved crimes popping up everywhere. Here’s one that may be popping up in a neighborhood near you. Maybe even in YOUR neighborhood! Click HERE for the video.
McGruff made an appearance at El Centro de Corazón’s recent event.
El Centro de Corazón is a community-based Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
which provides adult and pediatric primary care, women’s health, dental, and behavioral health services through five health centers. The mission of El Centro de Corazón is to promote the individual, community, and social health of the East End and the greater Houston area.
Their recent health and safety fair included educating the community about healthy eating habits, providing outreach programs for children, educating kids about anti-bullying and how to safely report a crime.
McGruff also made an appearance at Wilchester Elementary. Wilchester Elementary is in Spring Branch ISD and has 720 students enrolled in grades Pre-K through 5th grade.
Law Enforcement supporting their local supporters
On March 10 & 11th at the Homes & Garden Show at the Convention Center-5400 Seawall on Galveston Island the 50 Club of Galveston County had a booth at the show. Officers from agencies in Galveston County came out to assist in selling memberships for the organization. The 50 Club of Galveston County was created for the dependants of officers in Galveston County. When an officer is injured or killed in the line of duty, they are there with immediate financial support. For more information you may contact Vivian Renfrow, recording secretary at (409) 763-8536. Pictured from left to right: Officer Tony Valdez, Vivian Renfrow 50 Club Secretary, Officer John Rutherford, Corporal John Velasco, Officer Bruce Stewart & DPD K-9 “Meka”
Our members assisted with an important fundraiser
TCPA and TGCCPA supported the Police Memorial Golf Tournament Fundraiser in Manor Texas at the Shadow Glen Country Club. Funds raised assisted in refurbishing the Texas Peace Officer Memorial.
TGCCPA takes home 8 awards from TCPA 2011 Summer Conference
Texas Gulf Coast Crime Prevention Association received 8 out of 18 awards in seven categories issued at the annual Texas Crime Prevention Association Summer Conference held in El Paso, TX, July 11-15, 2011.
TCPA is one of the oldest and largest crime prevention groups in the nation. The TCPA is a 501c3 organization, comprised of citizens, private security professionals, crime prevention specialists and law enforcement officers. TCPA and the nine Texas affiliates were created to prevent crime by sharing information on new programs and building partnerships throughout the State of Texas. Each year, TCPA selects members to receive awards based on their crime prevention efforts and achievements.
During the 2011 TCPA Summer Conference held in El Paso, TX, the following TGCCPA
members were recognized:
- Outstanding Crime Prevention Agency of the Year (Large Agency) - Harris County SO
- Outstanding Crime Prevention Agency of the Year (Small Agency) – Victoria Police PD
- Outstanding Crime Prevention Specialist of the Year (Large Agency) – Jose Amstutz, Montgomery County SO
- Outstanding Crime Prevention Specialist of the Year (Small Agency) – Tony Valdez, Dickinson PD
- Above and Beyond Award – Office Chris Guerra and Sergeant Felix Appelt, Victoria PD
- Outstanding Crime Prevention Media Award – Victoria Media Group
- Volunteer of the Year – John Cecil, Victoria Citizen Police Academy
- Louise Bocock’s Scholarship – Nicholette Schafer, Missouri City
The Texas Gulf Coast Crime Prevention Association is comprised of concerned citizens, private security professionals, loss prevention experts, crime prevention specialists, public safety educators and law enforcement officers from the Texas Gulf Coast area. TGCCPA was founded on spreading the concepts of crime prevention through sharing information on new programs and building partnerships. We welcome the participation of individuals, companies and other organizations.
2010 and 2011 Award Recipients pictured Left to Right standing: Jose Amstutz, Gerald Brousard and Michele Brousard (accepting for daughter Nicholette Schafer), Willie Whitman, Chris Guerra, Felix Appelt and Yvonne Cooper. Kneeling: Daniel McCool, Al Aranda, and Tony Valdez.
TGCCPA CRIME PREVENTION I training completed
Texas Gulf Coast Crime Prevention Association (TGCCPA) and the Harris County Sheriff’s Academy offered a comprehensive 40-hour Crime Prevention Certification Training Part I in November 2011. Attendees as far way as Dallas and Waco joined local Crime Prevention practitioners in making it one step closer to becoming a Certified Crime Prevention Specialist.
Visit our Training Page for upcoming training information.
Concerned about Crime Prevention?
Want to help your community?
We'd like to help! Contact us for an experienced and knowledgeable speaker for your next community meeting. Call us or email any board member listed on our Membership page for more information.
Does your neighborhood need a crime prevention program, or inspiration for reviving the one you have now? TGCCPA has the tools and resources you need. Contact us for more information.
You may be a private security professional, loss prevention expert, crime prevention specialist, public safety educator or law enforcement officer. Or you may be a concerned citizen wanting to learn more about how to prevent crime and make your neighborhood safer. Join our membership by filling out the form (click here)... or attend one of our meetings and learn more about the organization and our goals.
Official sponsors of TGCCPA: