The Alamo Area Crime Prevention Association (AACPA)
is a regional affiliate of the Texas Crime Prevention Association  (TCPA).

AACPA represents 28 counties of Texas. Our members are people, just like yourself, who are interested in crime prevention.  Our members are citizens, consisting of local, state, federal, military, elected peace officers, security offices or civilians helping to prevent crime within their communities.  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

When you join Texas Crime Prevention Association (TCPA), each TCPA member is also a member of their regional affiliate, which is also a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization, representing their local area. 

Alamo Area Crime Prevention Association (AACPA) is the regional affiliate for the Alamo Area serving the counties listed above. 

Current membership dues for the State is $15.00 per year,
Alamo Area Regional Dues are also $15.00 per year. 
The State Association handles all memberships each year.  

To JOIN you will  be directed to the "TCPA Membership" page.

 Please choose AACPA as your regional affiliate.  
If you which to join a different region you can do that instead. 

If you have any additional questions please call 24/7 to AACPA at  210-381-0250.
Please visit the TCPA Membership page to become a new member or to renew your membership.

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frequently asked question

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 (TCOLE).
Testing is always available at the Annual Conference each year (normally in July) at a minimum.
Check TCPA's training page for upcoming training classes posted by regional affiliates throughout the year.

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