The TCOLE Commission and its Members

The Commission sets policy, approves rules and procedures formulated by the Executive Director and staff, and takes formal disciplinary actions against licensees on the recommendation of the Executive Director and state Administrative Law Judges.

Meeting Schedule

The Commission meets at least four times each year in meetings open to the Public.  Unless otherwise posted, meetings are held at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus, The Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, Texas and begin at 9:30am.  
The upcoming meeting dates are:
  • June 3, 2021
  • September 2, 2021
  • December 2, 2021

Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Recordings

Meeting Agendas 

Meeting Minutes 

Recorded Meetings

Live Recording  (only available while Commssion Meetings are in progress)

 

Most Current Agenda

  • March, 2021
    Get Minutes

Most Current Minutes

  • Quarterly Meeting Minutes December 2020
    Get Minutes

Virtual Commission Meetings

The Agenda document below includes hyperlinks (docket numbers highlighted in blue) that enable the user to view agenda backup documents [documents pertaining to a particular matter that have been filed with the Office of the Chief Clerk (OCC)]. Updates to backup documents will be noted by a purple indicator. Finally, the Commissioners may discuss or consider posted items in an order other than the order posted. 

On March 16, 2020, in accordance with section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, Governor Abbott suspended various provisions of the Open Meetings Act that require government officials and members of the public to be physically present at a specified meeting location. Pursuant to that suspension, the public will not be able to attend the Agenda in person but may attend telephonically or via webinar or view the meeting on the web at no cost. 

To watch the meeting:  The public may view live TCOLE meetings on the TCOLE YouTube Channel at no cost at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIaet7W6P5NJhsDuM_IQIpg/live.  

Past meetings can be viewed by the public on the TCOLE YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIaet7W6P5NJhsDuM_IQIpg   

If you need special accomodations, please contact tcole.support@tcole.texas.gov for assistance.

To address the Commission at the meeting: Members of the public who would like to address the Commission on an item for which the Commission is accepting comment, must register as indicated below and access the meeting via webcast meeting invitation send by TCOLE.  Those without internet access will be provided with a toll-free phone number before the meeting begins to access the meeting telephonically.  

To register, please complete the Public Comment Card found here  PUBLIC COMMENT CARD FORM  or at the link below, or email public_comment@tcole.texas.gov. Please complete this Public Comment Card Form or provide the following information: 1. Agenda item number; 2. Name; 3. Affiliation; 4. Address; 5. Phone number; 6. whom you represent (self or company/client); and 7. whether you wish to address the Commission, are available for questions from the Commission, or would like to be noted as present for the record.  

PUBLIC COMMENT CARD FORM

Registration for public comment will conclude at 8:45 a.m. Please register before this time. Late registration could result in your missing the opportunity to comment on your item. 

Public Comment / Proposed Rules

Proposed Rules are open for public comment.  Public comments may be submitted electronically to public_comment@tcole.texas.gov or in writing to Mr. Kim Vickers, Executive Director, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, 6330 East Hwy 290, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78723-1035.

Description Get File Meeting Date
September 2019 Proposed Rules Get Minutes 09/05/2019
March 2019 Proposed Rules Get Minutes 03/07/2019
June 2018 proposed rules Get Minutes 06/14/2018

Board Composition

The Commission is comprised of nine members. These members are appointed by the Governor, as is the Presiding Officer. The Commissioners serve staggered terms of six years and serve without compensation except for reasonable and necessary expenses. Three are members of the general public, three are law enforcement chief executive officers, and three are line personnel from law enforcement agencies at the time of their appointment. more about the commission and history...

Chief Kim Lemaux, Presiding Officer


Term: May 27, 2017 - August 30, 2021
Hometown: Arlington

Assistant Chief Jason D. Hester, Assistant Presiding Officer


Term: December 6, 2019 - August 30, 2025
Hometown: Lago Vista

Patricia Burruss, Secretary


Term: December 6, 2019 - August 30,2025
Hometown: Olmito

Janna Atkins


Term: January 7, 2019 - August 30, 2023
Hometown: Abilene

Michael Griffis, Sheriff


Term: December 6, 2019 - August 30, 2025
Odessa

Ron E. Hood, Constable


Term: February 16, 2018 - August 30, 2023
Hometown: Dripping Springs

Jack W. Taylor


Term: February 16, 2018 - August 30, 2023
Austin

Sharon Breckenridge Thomas


Term: May 27, 2017 - August 30, 2021
Hometown: San Antonio

Tim Whitaker, Senior Police Officer


Term: May 27, 2017 - August 30, 2021
Hometown: Richmond