Senator Royce West
"This is not the silver bullet that will impact the entire relationship between law enforcement and citizens, but it's a step in the right direction"
Senator John Whitmire
"Too often police encounters are ending in a tragedy, and that's what we want tostop. If you feel an officer does you wrong, you don't take it up with them outon the street, you take it up with an administrator. That's one of the things Ithink we'll teach."
Dr. Everette B. Penn
Director of TAPS Academy
Lieutenant Governor of Texas
“SB 30 directs the State Board of Education and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement to work with local school districts to educate and inform both students and law enforcement officers on proper interaction. SB 30 is designedto help young Texans and members of law enforcement interact and build trust incommunities across the state. I congratulate senators West and Whitmire on thepassage of SB 30 and thank them for their leadership on this important issue.”
Noel A. Pinnock
Bureau Chief of Youth and Adolescent Health & My Brother’s Keeper Houston Lead
Barbara A. Schwartz
Badge and Gun
“I am alive and thriving today because two officers took an interest in me when I was 14 years old. Paying back what Larry Hancock and Leo Paul Miller did for me is the reason I support officers and have volunteered to write for the Badge & Gun for the past 20 years. Officers are, and will always be, my heroes. Please know that as an officer, you have the power to make a difference in a young person’s life.”