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Next Monthly Meeting!!!

October Monthly Meeting

Location: Lions Club

Date: October 30, 2019 11:30AM-1:30PM

3350 S Main St, Pearland, TX 77581

Directions to Lions Club

Cost: Lunch will be provided

Please, Please,  RSVP so we know how many meals to provide @







The TGCCPA Region

Embracing 16 counties along the Texas upper Gulf Coast, the TGCCPA has a large region to serve. With a combined population of nearly 6 million people, there are many families and children who need our help. Through educational programs and motivating people to be leaders in their neighborhoods, we make a difference in many lives.



The counties in our region are:

Fort Bend


TGCCPA Bylaws 


Our Association was established in 1977 and is organized exclusively to educate and encourage citizen's participation in prevention of crime through various awareness programs to preserve safe communities for the citizens of Texas.

The TGCCPA bylaws provide the rules governing the internal affairs of our organization. 

Board Members for 2019-20

For more information, please email any Board Member with your questions.


President: Jerry Lyons, Brazoria County Alliance for Children, email (2019 - 2020)

1st Vice-President: Jeffery Butterworth, Sam Houston State University PD, email (2018 - 2019)

2nd Vice-President: Zeniada Davis, Pearland Police Department, email (2019 - 2020)

3rd Vice-President: Rob Barnes, U.S. Department of Justice, email (2018- 2019)

Secretary: Belinda Rickman, Clute Police Department, email (2019 - 2020)

Membership Chairperson: Bruce Paige, Harris County SO  email (2019 - 2020)

Treasurer: Open  email (2018 - 2019)

Sgt-at-Arms: Open email (2019-2020)



A Clear Vision for the Future of the Texas Crime Prevention Association

 Tony Valdez (Pres. TGCCPA) & Jeff McGowen (Pres. TCPA & Past Pres. TGCCPA)

On January 12, 2012 Jeffery McGowen was elected president of the Texas Crime Prevention Association of Texas. In a career that spans over nineteen years with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Investigator McGowen has had ample opportunity to observe the effects of crime as he worked in a detention facility, as a patrol officer, in a Crime Prevention Unit (Storefront Community Services), and now as an Internal Affairs investigator. It was during his assignment to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit that Investigator McGowen became a certified Crime Prevention Specialist and saw first-hand, through teaching and training law enforcement officers and citizens throughout the community, the need for a unified effort to address the goals of crime prevention of deterring, detecting, delaying, and denying the efforts of criminals. It is his vision and goal for the TCPA to spread the word that crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility. It takes the combined efforts of business owners, citizens and law enforcement to implement those techniques and strategies designed to make our communities safer and crime free. 

As president of TCPA, Jeff is working toward strengthening the training of its members and improving communication between the state board and local regions. Having worked on all levels of the Crime Prevention program, he also is aware of the need to continue to recruit quality crime prevention practitioners. If you have any questions or comments do not hesitate to contact him at

Filling the vacant presidential position of the Texas Gulf Coast Crime Prevention Association generated by Jeff McGowen’s election as TCPA president is officer Tony Valdez, Dickinson Police Department - Community Policing/ Crime Prevention Division. Officer Valdez brings over sixteen years in law enforcement and twelve in Crime Prevention to this position. Heading up one of the largest regional organizations in TCPA, Officer Valdez is committed to recruitment of new members and providing relevant inservice focusing on community based activities. Officer Valdez can be contacted at