FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DEC. 21, 2011
Contact: Gary Chandler (512-451-0571 or email@example.com)
The Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association Applauds Actions of the Attorney General of Texas to Stop Improper and Illegal Solicitation of Public Funds
Texas DPSOA is not affiliated with any group or organization that makes false promises
about the use of contributions or funds raised in support of the organization’s mission.
For nearly 40 years, the Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association (DPSOA) has been working to advocate on behalf of Troopers, Agents, Rangers, Officers, Communications Personnel and Forensic Scientists of the Texas Department of Public Safety. DPSOA is the largest organization representing commissioned law enforcement officers in Texas and includes nearly 3800 men and women who daily pledge their lives to protect Texans across the state.
DPSOA is a not-for-profit organization which is funded primarily through member dues and revenue generated by our annual conference. In 2010 the organization launched the DPS Troopers Foundation (DPSTF) to further support DPS commissioned officers, communication personnel, and forensic scientists by providing financial assistance in times of emergency need, survivor benefits at death, education and training programs, and scholarships for qualifying family members. The DPSTF also supports at-risk youth programs in the community. DPSTF depends on public donations in order to serve its mission.
Neither DPSOA nor DPSTF conduct residential telemarketing and both are committed to being transparent and in full compliance with the law in all of their fundraising efforts.
“Law enforcement officers have a tremendous responsibility in our state and we applaud Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott for his recent actions against organizations that aim to diminish confidence in public safety officials,” said DPSOA President Gary Chandler. “We take tremendous pride in both our mission as well as the high ethical standards we operate under each and every day.”
For further information please contact Gary Chandler at 512-451-0571 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DPS Officers Association has commissioned a survey of current pay scales for law enforcement agencies through out the state. This information can be reviewed in the following document and is essentially a DPS pay comparison relative to peer agencies.
2010-2011 Base Pay Comparison
|Base Pay Comparison (PDF file)|