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As The Voice of Texas Law Enforcement, we welcome and encourage the opportunity for media interviews and guest speaking engagements. To request an interview or comment from one of our organization’s seasoned professionals, please contact the TMPA Media Relations Department directly at 800-848-2088 or email us. TMPA Media Relations manages all interview and informational requests from the media — the contacts and information listed on this page are for journalist inquiries only.

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Kevin Lawrence
Executive Director

Kevin Lawrence has been a part of TMPA’s leadership for nearly 30 years, and served as a law enforcement officer for more than 20 years. His focus areas during his time on the force were child abuse/family violence and juvenile law. He acted as a Patrol Officer, Detective, DARE Officer, and Sergeant. Kevin holds a Master Peace Officer Certification and a TCOLE Instructor’s License.

KEY TOPICS INCLUDE:
  • Training Implementation
  • Historical Context
  • Overarching Strategy

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Mitch Landry
Deputy Executive Director

Mitch has been a part of TMPA’s leadership for almost 15 years, and also served as a law enforcement officer for 20 years. He has acted as a Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Narcotics Officer. Mitch holds a BA from Angelo State University. He enjoys working in government affairs because he believes it is an honor to work with members on issues that affect them on a daily basis.

KEY TOPICS INCLUDE:
  • Government Affairs
  • Legislative Changes
  • Political Endorsements

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TMPA BOILERPLATE

The Voice of Texas Law Enforcement. TMPA was founded in 1950 and has protected the interests of law enforcement officers ever since. As the largest law enforcement association in Texas, TMPA is proud to represent more than 30,000 local, county and state law enforcement officers across Texas. The mission of TMPA is to protect the rights and interests of Texas law enforcement officers by providing the best legal assistance in the country, effective lobbying at state and local levels, affordable training and exemplary member support.

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Mar 31, 2021 – Both before and after the Travis County indictment against Nassour was announced, Kevin Lawrence explained he believes the problem is not with the indictments themselves, rather, the process of getting to that point, specifically referring to Travis
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Mar 30, 2021 – “Body cameras provide a way to be honest about what we’re doing and the way we do it,” said Kevin Lawrence, executive director of the Texas Municipal Police Association.
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Mar 29, 2021 – “It’s about whether or not our law enforcement officers have any rights, whatsoever. Whether or not they have rights under the 4th, 5th or 6th amendments like every other citizen in this country,” Lawrence said.
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Mar 25, 2021 – Kevin Lawrence, who leads the Texas Municipal Police Association, said the Washington D.C., legislation has already prompted officers to leave the law enforcement profession. “It’s really hard to imagine that our difficulties recruiting and retaining

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