Texarkana Arkansas Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association

Texarkana Arkansas Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association The mission of the TACPAAA is to provide the citizens of Texarkana a better understanding of the dedication and integrity of the police department.
President: Jeff Clapp Vice President: Patricia Davis 2nd Vice President: Philip McDowell Treasurer: Marie McMillian Secretary: April Hackett Parliamentarian: Chasity Russell Police Dept. Liaison: Cpl. Les Munn
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We are pleased that you have chosen to visit our site. We are offering this site as an electronic means of communicating with the public in efforts to better serve you in providing a more convenient means for obtaining current information on our programs, and origination’s resources. This site will allow our citizens to electronically contact our origination in providing as well as receiving information. We appreciate any constructive comments and suggestions that could enhance our efforts to keep you informed. What is the Citizens' Police Academy? The Citizens’ Police Academy is a revolutionary concept in law enforcement that provides citizens with a better understanding of the role of law enforcement. The Citizens’ Police Academy will offer citizens insight into how members of The Texarkana Police Department perform their duties and promote better police/community relations. Who Teaches the Academy and what Subjects are included? The instructors are actual police officers from the department who teach in their own area of expertise. Each has years of training and experience. The sessions encompass many demonstrations including K-9 units, central dispatch, traffic enforcement, use of force, investigations and much more. Students are encouraged to participate in several exercises designed to place them in the shoes of police officers. These exercises include mock investigations, traffic stops, and more. To be considered for the Citizens' Police Academy, an applicant must be a resident of or work in the City of Texarkana or Miller County, pass a criminal history check, possess a valid driver’s license, be at least 18 years of age and have no prior felony convictions. ______________________________________ TERMS OF USAGE This is the official page of the Texarkana Arkansas Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association. This page is managed and periodically monitored by Texarkana Police Department. Before posting on this page, please review these terms: • A posting on this page constitutes acceptance of these terms. • This page is not monitored on a 24-hour basis. In case of emergency, to report a crime, or if you need police assistance, dial 9-1-1. • Comments posted by others on the Texarkana Arkansas Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association’s page are not to be considered the opinion of the Texarkana Arkansas Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association or Texarkana Arkansas Police Department. • Comment / post removal: This page was created by the organization to facilitate the exchange of information with the people of Texarkana. To promote such exchange, the orginization encourages and welcomes postings and comments from the general public about issues related to law enforcement in Texarkana. This is not a public forum. The citizen’s police academy and police department reserves the right to regulate the content of, and where necessary delete completely, any entry that appears on its page which does not comply with the Texarkana Arkansas Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association's terms of use or Facebook's terms of use. The Texarkana Arkansas Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association and Texarkana Arkansas Police Department may take appropriate action whenever necessary, and at its sole discretion, to protect other page visitors from inappropriate or otherwise harmful information and links posted to its page. To that end, the organization reserves the right to remove any comments or post that involve or contain: • Advertisements of any kind, including comments referencing commercial services or products. • Profane language or content. • Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation. • Explicit or implied sexual content. • Content implying, promoting, threatening, or encouraging illegal activity. • Information that might compromise the safety or security of the public. • Support of or opposition to political candidates, political organizations or ballot propositions. • Content that infringes on copyrights or trademarks. • Content that is repetitive. • Content that does not topically pertain to the particular post/photo. • Content that might harm public welfare. • Content that violates Facebook's terms of use.

Mission: The purpose for which this non-profit Association was formed, is to bring together graduates of the Texarkana Arkansas Citizens Police Academy, who are committed to providing the civilian community of Texarkana a better understanding of the dedication and integrity of the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department.

06/12/2020
04/30/2020
Texarkana Arkansas Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association

Texarkana Arkansas Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association

Since this situation arose there wasn’t a call to action, there wasn’t a question asked of them, there wasn’t a worry about who will watch over us, who will protect us, who will care for our ill. Each person who chose to stand up and chose to be there did it not only because it was “their job” but because it was their purpose. It was what they strive to do, who they strive to be, who they essentially are. We have been able to be safe in our community because of these people and this is just one way we can say #ThankYou.

Want us to feature a frontline worker in a video? Comment with a photo on this post for it to be added to our next one.

Thank you to Texarkana Arkansas Police Department, Texarkana Texas Police Department, LifeNet,Inc., Texarkana Emergency Center, Lansdell Family Clinic-Texarkana, Wadley Regional Medical Center, CHRISTUS St. Michael, Wake Village Police Department, Nash Texas Police Department, Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department, & Healthcare Express.

04/29/2020

Since this situation arose there wasn’t a call to action, there wasn’t a question asked of them, there wasn’t a worry about who will watch over us, who will protect us, who will care for our ill. Each person who chose to stand up and chose to be there did it not only because it was “their job” but because it was their purpose. It was what they strive to do, who they strive to be, who they essentially are. We have been able to be safe in our community because of these people and this is just one way we can say #ThankYou.

Want us to feature a frontline worker in a video? Comment with a photo on this post for it to be added to our next one.

Thank you to Texarkana Arkansas Police Department, Texarkana Texas Police Department, LifeNet,Inc., Texarkana Emergency Center, Lansdell Family Clinic-Texarkana, Wadley Regional Medical Center, CHRISTUS St. Michael, Wake Village Police Department, Nash Texas Police Department, Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department, & Healthcare Express.

02/16/2020

Thanks to all the alumni who helped with traffic control at the race this morning!

TACPAAA will be doing a fundraiser to help support #OurTAPD,  please share with all your friends! You can purchase squar...
01/26/2020

TACPAAA will be doing a fundraiser to help support #OurTAPD, please share with all your friends! You can purchase squares via Venmo or call President Neil Voorhees at (832) 998-4844 for cash/check payments.

Happy New Year! Be safe all of our ones in blue! Thank you and we hope your New Year is as good as the vision you have i...
01/01/2020

Happy New Year! Be safe all of our ones in blue! Thank you and we hope your New Year is as good as the vision you have in mind. We greatly appreciate you all.

Texarkana Arkansas Police Department
12/11/2019

Texarkana Arkansas Police Department

"What is this stuff on my windshield?!" That's the question a lot of people may be asking themselves this morning. Well, it's called ice, and you need to remove it before hitting the road. Too often we see people driving down the road with iced over windshields with just a small peep hole scraped out. Come on guys, don't be that person... if you have time to check Facebook, you have time to scrape your windshields off so you can see and drive safely.

AR Statute 27-37-302 states-
"No person shall drive any motor vehicle with any sign, poster, or other nontransparent material upon the front windshield, sidewings, side, or rear windows of the vehicle other than a certificate or other paper required to be so displayed by law if it obstructs the operator's view or the safe operation of the vehicle."

For those wondering, iced over windshields fall under the "other nontransparent material" section in this statute.

This is just terrible to share. Prayers for Fayetteville. 🥺
12/08/2019

This is just terrible to share. Prayers for Fayetteville. 🥺

Yesterday it was Huntsville, Alabama. Earlier today, it was Houston PD. Now closer to home. Our heart and prayers are with Fayetteville, Arkansas Police Department

Texarkana Arkansas Police Department
12/03/2019

Texarkana Arkansas Police Department

We broke records today! Today police officers, deputies, and firemen shopped with 157 kiddos! And all because of this amazing community! Thank you to everyone, so many behind the scenes quietly, who make this happen each and every year.

We are grateful and thankful for your continuous support We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Vote for your favorite by liking their picture! Most likes grants them the title!
11/27/2019

Vote for your favorite by liking their picture! Most likes grants them the title!

The time has come!!!!

The gentleman you see before you have worked hard over the last month, suffering through the blood, sweat, and tears, all to make sure a child has a special Christmas!

Voting has begun! Check out each and every one of our contestants. Pick your favorite. Go to their individual photo and like it. This will officially cast your vote. But chose wisely! The title of Texarkana's Best Beard is coveted and comes with great responsibility!

Because of their hard work and yours we will be able to provide for 150 children of our community! Can you believe it? A Shop with a Cop/Firefighter record!

We are immensely grateful to each and every person who made this possible.

Voting ends on Tuesday, December 3 when Shop with a Cop/Firefighter ends!

11/26/2019
Texarkana Arkansas Police Department

Please share to help get the word out. 911 is down:

(Message from Bi-State Information Center (Bowie,TX/Miller, AR)) This is an important message. 911 is not functioning for all of Texarkana and Bowie County. If you have an emergency please dial 903-798-3229 or 903-798-3348

** UPDATE** 911 is functioning again.

Important notice: 911 is down in Texarkana and Bowie county. If you have an emergency, please call 903-798-3229 or 903-798-3348

Texarkana Arkansas Police Department
11/01/2019

Texarkana Arkansas Police Department

We've noticed an increase in kids dressing up as the Police this past Halloween (we love it too!) If you had a kid dress up as the Po-Po, post a picture in the comments and we'll get ahold of the first 50 for a TAPD Swag pack!

Edit: Seems Facebook won't allow ya'll to post pics in the comments. Message them to us please!

Also, when you message us a pic, be sure to comment below and share this post!

Our TACPAAA President, Jeff, is down in Houston, TX this weekend with family and the downtown Houston Police Department ...
07/28/2019

Our TACPAAA President, Jeff, is down in Houston, TX this weekend with family and the downtown Houston Police Department has a Police Museum. It’s a very neat museum and free to the public. Take a few minutes and check it out if you are around. Pretty neat museum and a very humbling thing to see all the badges of fallen officers they have in the hero wall. Each one gave their life defending this Houston community, thank you to each of those brave men and women in Blue for your sacrifice and thank you Houston PD for opening your doors a little later for our President and his family!

Blue Line of Honor
07/04/2019

Blue Line of Honor

Make sure to stand behind our Guys and Gals in blue if you voted for the parity tax. They should be getting their due an...
07/02/2019
Judge: Prickly pay parity issue could mean Texarkana, Ark.,

Make sure to stand behind our Guys and Gals in blue if you voted for the parity tax. They should be getting their due and not have to fight the city to get the pay the citizens approved. I

Miller County Circuit Judge Kirk Johnson accused Texarkana, Ark., city officials of

06/29/2019

It may be pouring down outside but is going down at Fairgrounds Arena!! Come by and bid on the silent auction items and get #HYPE for everything that will be available for fans of all types out here! Hypecon is going on today and tomorrow from 10a-6p both days! See the Jurassic Park vehicles, voice actors from Dragonball Z, cosplayers, local crafts, bounce houses, inflatable battle arena and collectibles galore! Can’t wait to see you there!!

Please share and invite your friends!!

Don’t forget to come out to the Fairgrounds arena and check out the silent auction!!
06/29/2019

Don’t forget to come out to the Fairgrounds arena and check out the silent auction!!

Are you all getting #HYPE for Hypecon?!? Want a sample of some things we will have available this year? Look no further! We will be having a major silent Auction and have items available for Comics, Sports, and music fans. Come by and write in your bid and let’s see what we can do to #BacktheBlue and #OurTAPD.

We will see you June 29/30 from 10-6 at the Four States Fairgrounds main arena with Hypecon.

Thanks All American Classics for your support!!

TAPD releases traffic and parking information for annual Sparks in the Park event | Texarkana Today
06/25/2019
TAPD releases traffic and parking information for annual Sparks in the Park event | Texarkana Today

TAPD releases traffic and parking information for annual Sparks in the Park event | Texarkana Today

Saturday, June 29, is the annual “Sparks in the Park” event which will be held at the Four States Fairgrounds. Over 30,000 people are expected to attend the event. Due to the new roadway configuration around the Four States Fairgrounds, The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department has released traff...

Are you all getting #HYPE for Hypecon?!? Want a sample of some things we will have available this year? Look no further!...
06/25/2019

Are you all getting #HYPE for Hypecon?!? Want a sample of some things we will have available this year? Look no further! We will be having a major silent Auction and have items available for Comics, Sports, and music fans. Come by and write in your bid and let’s see what we can do to #BacktheBlue and #OurTAPD.

We will see you June 29/30 from 10-6 at the Four States Fairgrounds main arena with Hypecon.

Thanks All American Classics for your support!!

Hypecon
06/23/2019
Hypecon

Hypecon

Did you read the newspaper and check out the story about Hypecon 2019 June 29th & 30th? It's only a week away

#Hypecon is coming back to the Four States area in the Four States Arena at the Fair Grounds of Texarkana, Arkansas! We ...
06/17/2019

#Hypecon is coming back to the Four States area in the Four States Arena at the Fair Grounds of Texarkana, Arkansas!
We are an indoor pop culture festival with entertainment for the whole family! We have games, tournaments, #videogames, celebrity guest, #cosplayers, #art contest, and more!

Join the Facebook event Hypecon 2019 June 29th & 30th to get updates and see all the guest that are coming and big events being held this year!

Meet #DBZ & #DBS guest #Hecule & #MajinBuu Chris Rager and Josh Martin!

Register for your tickets today!
ONE DAY PASS single: $20.00
TWO DAY PASS single: $35.00
TWO DAY FAMILY Package of 4(BEST VALUE): $100.00

https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5892590/2019-hypecon-texarkana-four-states-fair-entertainment-center?cobrand=fourstatesfair

To get vendor booths and artist booths for the event this link below!

https://events.eventzilla.net/e/hypecon-2-2138733649

Come see TACPAAA at the event! All profit made by TACPAAA off event goes right back to programs to support TAPD and work with them to help others.

06/13/2019
My Pig Radio

Come out and see us at the end of the month with Hypecon and stay for Sparks in the Park!

Live in studio with discussing Hypecon! Great event coming up at the end of June. Check it out... Two Old Men and a Morning Show and Sometimes a Dog

Hypecon
06/06/2019

Hypecon

Here's the look of the first Razorman and enter the art contest to be the one to do the second issue of the Razorman comic. Tag all artist you know to win this prize be commissioned to do their style of this comic!
#Hypecon & Texarkana Arkansas Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association are teaming up for the next #HYPE #art contest!
1st place prize is a 100$ and to be able to be able to commission a 10 page comic that will distributed out!
We are looking for a great artist to give us the cover for #Razorman issue 2!!! @ Four States Fair & Rodeo

Come on out and see us here at the end of the month! We will even join you at Sparks in the Park after. :)
06/04/2019
2019 HYPECON at Four States Fair Entertainment Center on Jun 29, 2019 9:00 AM

Come on out and see us here at the end of the month! We will even join you at Sparks in the Park after. :)

One Day Pass $15 General Admission Two Day Pass $25 General Admission Two Day Family Pass of 5 Tickets: $100 General Admission. available until 2/10 One Day Pass $ 20 General Admission Two Day Pass $35 General Admission Two Day Family Pass of 4 tickets: $100 General Admission Guest packages to be an...

Watch out with the rain out there! Remember that high speeds + rain = more dangerous conditions.
05/02/2019

Watch out with the rain out there! Remember that high speeds + rain = more dangerous conditions.

Ok... It's not quite this bad out there yet, but we are getting a LOT of rain this morning. Some streets are already flooded and impassable. Officers are at the underpass right now on W. 7th Street and are calling for barricades to close down the street. You're gonna want to take an alternate route if you normally go that way.

Please be careful driving into work this morning. If you come upon water standing on the roadway and you can't tell how deep it is, don't chance it and try to go through it.

Turn around. Don't drown.

Congratulations to the newest Graduates of the Texarkana Arkansas Citizens Police Academy!!!We are looking forward to se...
03/14/2019

Congratulations to the newest Graduates of the Texarkana Arkansas Citizens Police Academy!!!

We are looking forward to seeing what all we can do together with you!!

The TAPD 2019 Citizens Police Academy has come to a close. We would like to again thank this years class graduates for taking the time out of your busy schedules and spending the last 7 weeks with us. We value the friendships made and look forward to your continued support. Welcome to the family Class D 2019!

Many of our Texarkana Arkansas Police Department Officers are veterans and many of our TACPAAA Members are as well. If y...
03/07/2019

Many of our Texarkana Arkansas Police Department Officers are veterans and many of our TACPAAA Members are as well. If you have time go on out to the fairgrounds in March 30th and enjoy a great time and meal to support our area Veterans!

Arkansas State Police
03/05/2019

Arkansas State Police

#learnthelawtuesdays

Round-a-bouts, or rotary traffic islands, have seemed to cause arguments around the state! You either love them - or you hate them! They are a relativity new concept for many Arkansans, so we are here to help and remind you what to do when you come upon one of these pesky little things!

Why the change you ask?? Well, roundabouts promote a continuous flow of traffic. Unlike intersections with traffic signals, drivers don't have to wait for a green light at a roundabout to get through the intersection. Traffic is not required to stop – only yield – so the intersection can handle more traffic in the same amount of time.

Another main reason for the change, is recent data that shows roundabouts reduced injury crashes by 75 percent at intersections where stop signs or signals were previously used for traffic control!!! Arkansas law is very simply stated, but the image below should give you a few tips on how to proceed through these traffic islands!

27-51-304 - One-way roadways and rotary traffic islands.

(a) Upon a roadway designated and signposted for one-way traffic, a vehicle shall be driven only in the direction designated.
(b) A vehicle passing around a rotary traffic island shall be driven only to the right of such island.

Here are a few more tips:

- When you approach a roundabout, you will see a yellow "roundabout ahead" sign with an advisory speed limit for the roundabout.

- Slow down as you approach the roundabout, and watch for pedestrians in the crosswalk.

- Yield to traffic already in the roundabout.

- Once you see a gap in traffic, enter the circle and proceed to your exit. If there is no traffic in the roundabout, you may enter without yielding.

- Do not stop in the roundabout.

- Look for pedestrians and use your turn signal before you exit, and make sure to stay in your lane as you navigate the roundabout.

Texarkana Arkansas Police Department
02/02/2019

Texarkana Arkansas Police Department

Juvenile has been located and is safe.******************************************RUNAWAY JUVENILE - TAPD is seeking information on the whereabouts of Kiara Lashay Sanders, 15 years old, brown hair and brown eyes, approximately 5’8" and 139lbs. Sanders left her residence during the night and had not returned.

Texarkana Arkansas Police Department
01/11/2019

Texarkana Arkansas Police Department

The Texarkana Arkansas Police Dept wish to thank the The Arklatex 100 Club for the recent purchase of ballistic vests for our SWAT Team and for the contribution to the construction of our Firearms Training Facility.

We are extremely grateful for the generosity and continuous support the The Arklatex 100 Club provides to this agency.

Miller County Office of Emergency Management
01/09/2019

Miller County Office of Emergency Management

On 1/07/19 the OEM assisted Fouke ISD School Resource Officer Jeremy McClure with a disaster preparedness drill. The scenario based drill involved several 1st responders such as Fouke PD, Fouke FD, LifeNet, Texarkana AR PD and the Miller County Prosecutor’s Office. This was a role playing drill designed to prepare the Fouke School administration and staff with mitigation and response to an Active Shooter. Great job everyone!!!

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If any TACPAAA members needs or wants a Holly shirt, I can bring to Bi-State tonight for the meeting... Just let me know what size... We want to get as many out there as possible in support of Holly and Billy!
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