Providing Support For Thousands of DPS Troopers and Their Families

“Your association’s distribution of funds is one of the best I have seen. Keep up the good work in behalf of those serving in the DPS.”  (A note we received from a Texas resident)

The Texas DPS Troopers Foundation supports Texas Department of Public Safety (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 Foundation also supports at-risk youth programs in the community, as well as education, preservation and development programs for the DPS Historical Museum and Research Center.

Previously, all fundraising efforts for programs supported by the Foundation today flowed through the Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association (DPSOA). However, the DPSOA Board of Directors made two important and distinct decisions in 2010.  First, the Board decided to separate the non-profit functions from the daily work of the Association.  Thus, the Texas DPS Troopers Foundation was formally created as a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization on July 1, 2010.  Second, both the DPSOA Board and the newly created DPSTF Board elected to stop all telephone solicitations as a means of fundraising for the Foundation. (see: http://www.dpstf.org/about-us/code-of-conduct/)

The DPSTF continues to solicit contributions from individuals, corporations and other foundations through a combination of direct mail, email campaigns and direct solicitation.

Below you will find a distribution of our funds for the last 5 years (includes DPSOA and DPSTF):

DPSOA Member Will Program $7,645
Trooper Teddy Program $20,317
Other Donations $41,352
At-Risk Youth Programs $19,620
Emergency Financial Assistance $56,704
Survivor Death Benefits $247,610
Scholarships $395,809

 

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About DPSOA and the DPS Troopers Foundation

For more than 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 more than 3300 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 Texas 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.