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Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community-Oriented Policing Services (COPS), the Texas Regional Center for Policing Innovation (TRCPI) at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) is responsible for providing training and dissemination of community policing materials to criminal justice agencies and community groups throughout the state. Additionally, the TRCPI provides technical assistance to a number of organizations, agencies, community groups, and other Regional Centers for Policing Innovation. For more information on training and other Center activities contact our office at (936) 294-3747, fax us at (936) 438-8175, or email us at

Our training activities have included more than 16,000 participants in numerous training sessions or conferences, resulting in more than 130,000 contact hours. To see a list of our current courses, please view the Training and Conferences Course Descriptions page.


The Texas Regional Center for Policing Innovation is committed to promoting policing innovation throughout the state and nation, specifically addressing the integration of crime-specific strategies into policing innovation. Through training opportunities and the dissemination of information the Center and its partners foster police-community partnerships leading to innovative methods of reducing crime and improving neighborhood safety. The Center provides community policing education and technical assistance in an effort to instill the community policing philosophy into law enforcement and community groups.

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We value the contributions of law enforcement to society.
We seek to further this value by equipping officers and agencies to do their jobs better through training and technical assistance.
We value the democratic principles that underlie our system of government that is of the people, by the people, and for the people.
We seek to further these values by promoting democratic policing principles that ensure community involvement in establishing not only the policing priorities, but also the means of achieving them.
We value justice.
We seek to further this value by providing training and technical assistance that lead to police practices that maximize just legal outcomes.
We seek to further this value by promoting mechanisms through which stakeholders can have a voice in policing matters, thereby increasing the experience of fairness.
We value diversity because we recognize that neither justice nor democracy is the exclusive purview of some of the people, but rather, should include all of the people.
We seek to further this value through the promotion of involvement of community members who historically have been overlooked in community policing efforts, including: (a)children, (b) persons with mental illness or cognitive impairment, (c) undocumented persons, and (d) gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and intersexed people.


From I-45 traveling North: Take exit 116 for TX-30/US-190 East. Make a left at the light onto TX-30/US 190 East. At the second light, make a left onto Financial Plaza. TRCPI is located in the Bank of America building on the left in Suite 420.

From I-45 traveling South: Take exit 116 for TX-30 / US-190 East. Make a right onto TX-30 / US 190 East. At the second light, make a left onto Financial Plaza. TRCPI is located in the Bank of America building on the left in Suite 420.

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TRCPI is committed to providing valuable training and resources to law enforcement, the community, and other professional organizations throughout the state of Texas. However, in order to do so, we need your support and participation. We would like to extend an invitation to anyone interested in any of our trainings. By attending trainings, seminars, and conferences, you are supporting our organization and our mission.

In addition to participating in our didactic offerings, you can also support TRCPI by writing letters to legislators. Please click on the link below for more information.

Write a letter to your legislators!