Texas Association of College and University Police Administrators

Founded in 1964, the Texas Association of College and University Police Administrators (TACUPA) is dedicated to advancing the professional development of campus law enforcement throughout Texas.  Our members represent a broad range of higher education institutions: public and private; four year and two year; large universities and small colleges.


TACUPA members promote professional law enforcement ideals and standards in regard to life safety and property protection in order to serve the educational objectives of Texas institutions of higher education.


Fulfilling the role foreseen by our Association's founders, TACUPA continues to evolve its mission of providing a medium for problem solving and the development of resources for those working in this ever-changing and innovative area of policing.


51st Annual Conference


It's time to put the 2015 Conference on your calendar! The dates are set for May 31st through June 3rd, at the Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel at 4440 West John Carpenter Freeway, Irving TX 75063.

Agency Spotlight

Texas A&M University-Commerce Police Department

Led by Chief Donna Spinato, the Texas A&M-Commerce Police Department's mission is to provide a safe and secure environment and a learning atmosphere that promotes unfettered thought, ceaseless industry and fearless investigation. website

In Memoriam

Former Tarrant County College Chief, Jerry W. MacLachlan, passed away in Missouri on January 20, 2015. MacLachlan was the first police chief at Tarrant County College. He served on the Springfield Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol. He also worked as the Director of Security for Missouri State...more