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Graham Smith - President, Irving PD


Graham has been with the Irving Police Department since 1990. He worked in the Patrol Div, Gang Unit and in 2001 he transferred to the Tactical Section where he is still currently assigned as a senior operator on entry.
He holds a Master Peace Officer Certification. Completed TTPOA Basic and Advanced Swat Schools, FBI Basic SWAT School. Certified TTPOA Tactical Rifle Instructor, CRTC Urban Tactical Rifle Instructor, AR-15 & M-16 Colt Armorer, TTPOA Explosive Breacher, TCOLE Instructor and Firearms Instructor, Wall Banger Instructor, Ballistic Shield Instructor, Def-Tec :Less Lethal, Chemical Munitions, NFDD, O.C. Instructor

Lt. Dan Colasanto - Vice President, Garland PD


Dan Colasanto graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1988 and served in the United States Army for four years before joining the Garland Police Department in 1992. Dan has served in the Patrol Division, Gang Unit, Narcotics Unit, and Quartermaster. He is currently assigned to the Patrol Division as a Patrol Lieutenant and SWAT Supervisor. He has been on the Garland Police Department for 24 years and with the S.W.A.T. Team for 21 years where he has served on the Assault Team as a Rear Guard, Point Man and Team Leader. He is the Director of Operations for the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association.

 

Mark Lopez - Director of Operations

Officer Lopez joined the Houston Police Department in 2001. He was assigned to Patrol from 2001-2004, the Northeast Divisional Tactical Unit from 2004-2007, and Special Investigative Narcotics Division from 2007-2010. He started as a part time member of HPD SWAT in 2007, and became a full time entry team member of SWAT in 2010. Officer Lopez is a certified TCLEOSE instructor and TCLEOSE firearms instructor. Officer Lopez is also a Active Shooter instructor, Shotgun Breaching Instructor, and Rappel Master.


 

Tracy Weems - Treasurer, Burnet County Sheriff's Office


Tracy currently serves as the Admin/Training Sgt. for the Burnet County SO. He has over 27 years law enforcement experience, having served with the TX OAG Law Enforcement Division, Chief of Police for the City of Bertram Texas and the Enforcement Division of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).

Tracy retired from the Abilene Police Department after 19 years as a Lt. While in Abilene he served as the Perimeter and Entry Team leader and Tactical Commander. He is certified to instruct Impact Munitions, Low Light CQB, EVOC and served as instructor with the ALERRT Center for both the basic and Train the Trainer classes for 12 years.  Tracy holds a Firearms and Patrol Rifle Instructor Certificate with TCOLE. 

Tracy earned an BBA from Hardin Simmons University and has completed Leadership Command College in 2000 and attended the FBI National Academy, Session 213.

 

Shannon Couch, Secretary, Abilene, TX

 

Shannon Couch is a 22 year veteran of the Abilene Police Department, serving in Patrol, SWAT, CID and as an instructor at the Abilene Police Academy. Shannon has served continuously on the TTPOA Board since 1994 and as one of three Central Region Directors for the NTOA from 2012 until 2014.




Marc WeWee - Training Coordinator, DFW Airport DPS

 

Hired on at DFW Airport DPS in 2001. He transferred to the SWAT/Solo Motors Section in 2002. Marc currently serves as the SWAT Team Commander. He holds a Master Peace Officer certificate, TCOLE instructor, is a Firearms Instructor, Less Lethal Instructor, Use of Force Instructor, Force Science certified, and ALERRT Instructor. Marc is currently assigned to the Training Division - Range.


 

Robert "Bobby" Flores - Past President, El Paso County Sheriff's Office


Robert “Bobby” Flores is a Master Peace Officer and 28 year veteran of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. He has worked in the Jail Division, Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Training Division, Special Operations Division and is now a Commander assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division.

He joined the EPCSO SWAT Team in 1993. He served as an Entry Team and Precision Marksman Team Leader, and has worked every position within the team. He was assigned as the Team's Tactical Commander until November, 2010.

“Bobby” is a TCOLE Instructor/ Firearms Instructor, and has attended numerous Operator and Instructor Level Courses in the Tactical Field. He served as TTPOA Region IV Director from 2000 to 2008 and was appointed to Director of Operations in April 2008. In 2010, Bobby was elected Vice President and in 2016 elected President.

Bradley Morefield - Legal Advistor, Houston PD


Bradley Morefield is a 18-year law enforcement veteran, Lieutenant and Supervising Attorney with the Houston Police Department. He served for 8 years in patrol where he was certified as a field trainer and evaluator. Since graduating from law school, he has served as an in-house attorney providing advice, training and counsel to his department on liability, policy, and internal investigations.
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