Alamo Area Crime Prevention Association


The Alamo Area Crime Prevention Association (AACPA) is a regional affiliate of the Texas Crime Prevention Association. AACPA represents 28 counties of Texas. Our members are people, just like yourself, who are interested in crime prevention. We are local, state, federal, military, elected peace officers or civilians. We can be employed or retired. What we have in common is that we are concerned with crime prevention in homes, in businesses, and in our personal contacts. We care about young and old, rich and poor, educated and illiterate. We want everyone to learn ways to be safer and more secure. Our mission is to provide comprehensive training and educational opportunities to all our members. Developing a network of resources and programs for use by our members to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Texas by ensuring safe homes and secure neighborhoods.

AACPA serves the following counties of Texas: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Calhoun, Comal, DeWitt, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Jackson, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, LaSalle, Lavaca, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Wilson and Zavala.

How to become a member

Download our application or attend a meeting, pay your annual dues of $30, of which $15 is applied toward your membership into the Texas Crime Prevention Association. AACPA's monthly meeting sites are held in different locations around the membership area and the locations are announced on this web site.
A membership application is available online from TCPA.  
All memberships renew on January 1st of each year. 

For an application or for complete membership details,
please visit the TCPA website ->  TCPA  Website


frequently asked questions

How do I become a Certified Crime Prevention Specialist (CCPS)?
        Be a TCPA member for one (1) year prior to testing
         Maintain membership during certification
        Accumulated 80 hours of approved training
        Pass testing by the C.C.P.S. Committee

Training must be from courses approved by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education (TECLOSE). Testing shall be given at the Mid-Winter and at the Annual Summer Conference each year at a minimum.  Check our training page for other upcoming training classes.

Certification is permanent as long as you
remain an active member of TCPA.

AACPA / TCPA Membership Information