FINALLY: A District Attorney Has Requested a Texas Attorney General Opinion on a TCOLE Separation of Licensee Form (F-5)

PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this publishing or on this website should be taken as legal advice. FINALLY: A District Attorney Has Requested a Texas Attorney General Opinion on a TCOLE Separation of Licensee Form (F-5) The Fort Bend County District Attorney, Brian Middleton, has submitted a “Request for […]

Motion for Default Judgement Filed on TCOLE Executive Director Kim Vickers

Previously, we informed our readers that we filed a Petition of Mandamus (lawsuit) on Executive Director Kim Vickers of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). We also provided context for the reason for filing. We published that we received a response from the Texas Attorney General’s Office […]

Attorney General’s Office Confirms it will Respond to Lawsuit Filed on TCOLE Director

We received information that the Attorney General’s Office will respond for TCOLE Executive Director Kim Vickers; as it relates to the lawsuit filed on him, for accusations he has not performed his statutory duty for Texas. This reply should be interesting. There are multiple concerns with the Texas […]

Executive Director of TCOLE Being Sued for Allowing Improperly Certified Peace Officers to Police Texas

The Executive Director of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement is being sued in Travis County District Court under Cause D-1-GN-22-000205, for allowing many people to police Texas without proper certification. The full lawsuit can be read HERE. The lawsuit alleges that many people who were appointed as […]

Palm Valley Police Chief is Getting Ready to go to Trial

People may remember when Palm Valley Police Chief Alvaro Garcia was arrested for suspected records tampering in November of 2018. His mugshot was posted by numerous mainstream news outlets. He is still employed and working for the Palm Valley Police Department. The cause of action was said to […]

TCOLE Confirms Many People Improperly Licensed to be Peace Officers, but Still Fails to Take Action

The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) has confirmed time and time again, there are people holding Peace Officer licenses in Texas without properly approved training. They even released information on multiple occasions confirming this issue. However, rather than performing their legally obligated duty under Texas Occupational Code […]

TCOLE Has Failed to Take Licensing Actions on Multiple Peace Officers

We have been provided more confirmation to a previous story on individuals which went through a “basic peace officer course,” during and after September 1983. Yes, 1983 seems like a very long time ago, but in terms of a law enforcement career for many, it is still ongoing. […]

Texas Law Enforcement May Have Stricter Hiring Standards if Senate Bill 24 Passes

Senate Bill 24 provides for procedures to hire law enforcement personnel. The intent of SB24 is to hold both applicants and law enforcement agencies accountable. This would be done by requiring review of pertinent records of prior conduct and activities before an applicant is hired by a law […]

Prior Cameron County Sheriff Candidate Petitions the US Supreme Court

FOLLOW US: On March 29, 2021, a 2020 Cameron County Sheriff hopeful, John Chambers, has submitted a Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court to consider two Federal questions on his misdemeanor conviction(s) of fourteen (14) counts of Texas Penal Code 37.10, Tampering with Government Records […]

Hays County Sheriff Deputy & Past Union President Agreed to Surrender his License to Dismiss Cases

The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) has officially accepted the surrendering of a Hays County Sheriff’s Deputy’s Peace Officer Licensure on March 5, 2021. On March 5th, TCOLE held a quarterly meeting and Michael Justin Kirkwood, prior Hays County Sheriff Deputy was named for conferral to accept […]

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