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ActiveAny individual who has a concerned interest in the promotion of crime prevention in the State of Texas may become an active member. Members will have voting rights, serve on committees and all other privileges of both the State and a selected Regional Association. New and renewal memberships will be $30.00. The term of membership will be for a period of one year effective January 1st each year. New member dues who join before the annual conference will be $30.00. New members who join at or after the annual conference, membership will cover the remaining portion of the current year and all of the following year. Dues will not be prorated. Dues must be paid prior to or at the annual conference to attend the general membership meeting and or take the CCPS test.

Honorary - All persons who in the opinion of the members, have rendered outstanding service to the Texas Crime Prevention effort. These members will not have voting rights, but may serve on committees. There are no dues for Honorary Members. Honorary Membership is in effect for a period of one year. There is no limit to the number of times that a member may be voted Honorary Membership.

Life - This membership will be presented to the Executive Board of Directors by the Life Membership Committee, (see Article VIII Committees I). The committee will ensure the nominee meets the qualifications for Life Member. The TCPA Executive Board of Directors will present the nominee to the membership for a vote. There shall be no State or Regional dues for this class of membership. Life Members shall enjoy all the rights of active membership. Life Members shall have the privilege to attend all activities at the annual and mid-winter conferences without paying registration fees. This will include training, luncheons, banquet and welcome reception. The status of Life Membership shall remain until a justified reason is presented to the Life Membership Committee and the Executive Board of Directors to revoke the Life Membership. The Life Member may appeal the decision to the general membership who will have the authority to affirm or rescind the Executive Board of Directors decision by a two-thirds vote of the membership in attendance at the upcoming general membership meeting. This membership may not be awarded every year. Only one (1) Life Membership may be awarded in a year unless there are extraordinary circumstances that will be determined by the Life Membership Committee and will be awarded at the annual training conference only. Life Members may serve on any committee or run for any office on the State or regional board of directors.

Sponsor/Corporate -  All Businesses, organizations, or groups affiliated with design manufacture, supply, installation of security related products, all insurance industry, contractors, building industry, or others interested in the crime prevention effort. These members will have voting rights for one member of their organization named on the membership application, receive a free vendor table at annual conference, with first choice of table location, (a vendor application must be submitted before the deadline for the conference)  1 annual luncheon meal ticket the sponsor will be advertised on the T.C.P.A. website, Facebook and in the newsletter and may serve on committees.  Each sponsor’s membership application must be approved by the Board of Directors.  New members who join before the annual conference will be $500.00 and split between T.C.P.A. and the recruiting region. For new members who join at or after the annual conference membership will cover the remaining portion of the current year and all of the following year. Renewal membership will be $500.00 and dues will not be prorated. All businesses, organizations, or groups affiliated with design, manufacture, supply, installation of security related products, all the insurance industry, contractors, building industry, or others interested in the crime prevention effort. These members will not have voting rights, but may serve on committees and receive other benefits as approved by the Board of Directors. Each sponsor’s membership application must be approved by the board of directors.   Go to membership tab and under that go to the Corporate Sponsorship tab to take you to sign up.



Awards

Each year at the Annual Conference, Texas Crime Prevention Association will present awards for each category to members, agencies and volunteers who have achieved and made the most substantial contributions to the field of crime prevention and to the Texas Crime Prevention Association. (Not all of these awards may be presented every year.) 

Award Categories

1. Outstanding Crime Prevention Agency
    a) Small Agency – Up to 99,999
    b) Medium Agency – 100,000 to 249,999
    c) Large Agency – 250,000 +
    d) Specialized Agency (Educational Institutions, Hospitals, Military Agencies, etc.)
    *NOTE (By population the agency serves, not the size of the agency itself).
    An award will be presented in each category to agencies. The agency must have at least one TCPA member in good standing.

2. Outstanding Crime Prevention Specialist
    a) Small Agency – Up to 99,999
    b) Medium Agency – 100,000 to 249,999
    c) Large Agency – 250,000 +
    d) Specialized Agency (Educational Institutions, Hospitals, Military Agencies, etc.)
    *NOTE (By population the agency serves, not the size of the agency itself).
    An award will be presented in each category to the specialists who have made the greatest contribution(s) to crime prevention.

    The agency must have at least one TCPA member in good standing and the recipient must be a TCPA member in good standing.

3. Outstanding Crime Prevention Specialist – Overall.
     An award will be presented to the individual specialist who has made the greatest overall contribution(s) to crime prevention.
     The recipient will be a TCPA member in good standing.

4. Outstanding Crime Prevention Manager.
     An award will be presented to an administrator or crime prevention program director demonstrating the greatest support

     and leadership for personnel in crime prevention and has at least one TCPA member in good standing.

5. Outstanding Media Award.
    An award will be presented to the media, (print or electronic) whose management and staff have been the most supportive

    of the goals and objectives of a crime prevention activity or activities. Must be submitted by a TCPA member in good standing.

6. Outstanding Citizen Crime Prevention Award.
     An award will be presented to a volunteer or to a citizen whose dedication to the crime prevention effort has earned special                     recognition. The recipient cannot be an employee, sworn or non-sworn of a law enforcement agency.
     Must be submitted by a TCPA member in good standing.

7. OUTSTANDING CORPORATE / BUSINESS AWARD.
     An award will be presented to the business that has made the greatest impact or provided the greatest support toward the

     crime  prevention effort. Must be submitted by a TCPA member in good standing.

8. ABOVE AND BEYOND AWARD *NOTE: MAY OR MAY NOT BE GIVEN OUT EVERY YEAR
     An award will be presented to a TCPA member whose actions of notorious service or merit requiring valor, honor, and heroism

     was above and beyond the normal call of duty.

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