Update: On February 5, 2012 the Austin American-Statesman published an article about telemarking abuse. As our December 21, 2011 press release stated (see below), Neither DPSOA nor DPSTF conduct residential telemarketing and we are committed to being transparent and in full compliance with the law in all of of fundraising efforts. We applaud the Texas AG’s office for his actions against organizations that aim to diminish confidence in public safety officials.
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.
December 21, 2011. 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.