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Welcome to the Coastal Bend Peace Officers Association

Welcome to the Coastal Bend Peace Officers Association

Welcome to the Coastal Bend Peace Officers AssociationWelcome to the Coastal Bend Peace Officers AssociationWelcome to the Coastal Bend Peace Officers Association

Serving the Coastal Bend and it's Officers Since 1966.

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ARIDE training coming to Victoria April 29-30

About ARIDE

​The Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) program was developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with input from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) and the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police.  ARIDE was created to address the gap in training between the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) and the Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program.


ARIDE is intended to bridge the gap between these two programs by providing officers with general knowledge related to drug impairment and by promoting the use of DREs in states that have the DEC Program.  One of the more significant aspects of ARIDE is its review and required student demonstration of the SFST proficiency requirements.


​This course will train law enforcement officers to observe, identify, and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol or a combination of both, in order to reduce the number of impaired drivers and impaired driving related traffic collisions.  This course will train other criminal justice professionals (prosecutors, toxicologists, etc.) to understand the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both and enable them to effectively work with law enforcement in order to reduce the number of impaired drivers and impaired driving related traffic collisions. 

Learn More

To register for the ARIDE training course, please click on the registration form below, which is in pdf format.

aride registration Form

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Sheriff sworn in as U.S. Marshal in private ceremony. A public ceremony will be held at a later date

VICTORIA, Texas – Sheriff T. Michael O’Connor was appointed a U.S. Marshall in a private ceremony on Monday, Feb 3. A public ceremony will be held at a later date.


More details to come.

need to pay your 2020 dues? Do you want to join the cbpoa?

New Member Dues are ONLY $8.00

Our new member dues are some of the most affordable of any law enforcement organization anywhere.

Returning Member Dues are ONLY $5.00

Only $5.00 to renew every year?  You can't beat a deal like this.

Who Do I Contact To Pay?

You can send your payment to:

Charity Franco, Secretary/Treasurer

2962 Old  St. Mary's Rd.

Beeville, Texas 78102

Email:  coastalbendpoa@gmail.com

2020 Scheduled Meetings and Hosts

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May 2020 (Exact Date TBA)

Meeting to be hosted by the Victoria County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with National Police Officers Memorial Week.

July 23, 2020

Meeting to be hosted by the Live Oak County Sheriff's Office.

October 22, 2020

Meeting to be hosted by the  Nueces County Sheriff's Office.

2020 CBPOA Officers elected

Congratulations to the following officers elected for the 2020 business year:

President:  Derek Franco

1st Vice-President:  Sheriff Pinky Gonzales

2nd Vice-Presidnet:  Adrian Rodriguez

1st Sr. Dir:  John Davis

2nd Sr. Dir:  Sheriff Richard Kirkpatrick

1st Jr. Dir:  Danny Lorberau

2nd Jr. Dir:  Lou Villagomez

Chairman of the Board:  Alden Southmayd

Sgt At Arms:  Roy Boyd

Secretary/Treasurer:  Charity Franco

Chaplain:  Rev. T. Wayne Price

Scholarship Chairman:  Larry Busby


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12 facts that a supervisor is a bleeder, not a leader

Don't be the supervisor who bleeds the enthusiasm out of the officers you are supposed to lead

There are many truly inspiring police leaders, but there are a few who with their words become soul-crushing empty uniforms with rank.


Here are 12 examples of enthusiasm-bleeding statements made too often by “leaders.”


1. While pointing at their stripes on their sleeve, or bars on their collar they declare, “Because these say so.”


Have you ever suggested an alternative way to handle a call and had a commander point at their stripes or bars and say, “We’ll do it my way because these say so?”


End of discussion.


2. “We’ve always done it this way.”


There are times when officers come forward with a plan to solve a reoccurring problem in an innovative way and their suggestion is met with, “Why change the status quo? We have always done it this way.”


End of suggestions. The next three go together.


3. “Slow down. There is no extra pay for making the most arrests.”


4. “Big arrests, big problems, little arrests, little problems, no arrest, no problem.”


5. “If you keep that up (referring to a high volume of self-initiated activity), they are going to expect that of you every night.”


These three statements have been heard by most proactive police officers who love what they are doing and are extremely active on the street. Some supervisors look at very active officers as a problem rather than a solution and feel it’s their mission to slow them down. The sad thing is, these statements often come from peers as well.


6. “The job will never love you back.”


If any officer lets it slip that they love their job, there will be that wise old supervisor, who will point out, “The job will never love you back.”


Mic drop!


7. "Did you make that arrest 15 minutes before quitting time just for the overtime?"


Many officers never lose sight of their duty. For example, they realize that arresting an impaired driver saves lives. 


No officer motivated to aggressively pursue an impaired driver will hesitate to arrest said driver 15 minutes before quitting time. These officers eventually run into a commander who will suggest their motivation for the arrest was to “pad their check with overtime.”


8. “Do as I say, not as I do.”


Even though every leadership course in the nation says, “Don’t say this; lead by example,” there seems to be no silencing this refrain.


9. “If I’d have been there, I would have….”


Nothing irks a street officer more than when this statement is made by a commander who has maneuvered into a position where they will never have to handle a life-threatening call again. The statement is made worse when this commander does not even supervise the officers who handled the high-profile, life-threatening situation that he or she is criticizing. These personally boastful statements serve only to give officers that hear them a sense no one has their back.


When the actions of the officers are found to be justified, this unnecessary Monday morning quarterbacking will get back to the officers involved in the critical incident and it becomes a source of pain.


10. “You’re not a social worker!”


There are times in every officer’s career when they are moved to go above and beyond for a little boy, a little girl or even an entire family in need. They are motivated by the caring spirit that brought them to this profession.


An officer may take a Christmas tree to a house. They may buy a pair of shoes for a homeless man or drop off a couple of chili dogs to a down-and-out traveler. Most will see the extra effort as laudatory, but there will be that one commander who will proclaim, “You’re not a social worker!”


The truth is police officers are the only social workers who make house calls 24-7. Most of you are pretty damn good at it also, so keep up the good work!


11. “You can’t make a difference. When a cop leaves this job it’s like pulling your hand out of a bucket of water. No one will even notice you were here.”


Really? A cop can’t make a difference?


What about the officers who have dragged people out of burning cars?


What about the officers who have saved lives with Narcan and tourniquets, or delivered babies?


What about the officers who keep many women from being beaten or killed at domestics every night of the week?


What about the Dayton officers who dropped an active shooter just as he was about to enter a crowded night club?


American police officers do make a difference!


12. “Have you scheduled the lobotomy yet?”


Street officers can demoralize a new supervisor as well by asking in response to the announcement of their promotion, “Have they scheduled the lobotomy yet?” This can be especially troubling when the comment comes from a good friend.


Instead, consider saying, “Congratulations my friend. You earned it.”


CONCLUSION

The people who say these things are not being leaders. They are choosing to be bleeders. They bleed the enthusiasm out of the officers they are supposed to lead.


To supervisors who say these things, learn to be better. 


To officers who these things are said to remember to not let anyone keep you from doing what you love and loving what you do. When you hear statements like these just remind yourself not all supervisors are leaders and not all leaders are supervisors.


And then, regardless of your rank, be a leader.

About the author

Lt. Dan Marcou is an internationally-recognized police trainer who was a highly-decorated police officer with 33 years of full-time law enforcement experience. Marcou’s awards include Police Officer of the Year, SWAT Officer of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year and Domestic Violence Officer of the Year. Upon retiring, Lt. Marcou began writing. He is a co-author of “Street Survival II, Tactics for Deadly Encounters,” which is now available. His novels, “The Calling, the Making of a Veteran Cop,” “SWAT, Blue Knights in Black Armor,” “Nobody’s Heroes” and Destiny of Heroes,” as well as his latest non-fiction offering, “Law Dogs, Great Cops in American History,” are all available at Amazon. Dan is a member of the PoliceOne Editorial Advisory Board.

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About Us

Serving the Coastal Bend and it's Officers Since 1966

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"The purpose of the CBPOA shall be to promote the cooperation and understanding of all persons involved in the enforcement of laws of the State of Texas and of the United States; the continued and convenient interchange of information and training between various Federal, State and local agencies, and to conduct ourselves in a manner that will gain the respect of those we serve and to constantly strive to improve our position.'

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The Coastal Bend Peace Officers Association is responsible for awarding thousands of dollars of scholarship money each year to qualified and responsible sons and daughters of CBPOA members who wish to carry on the tradition of law enforcement and law enforcement related fields.

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Whether you help through provide meeting locations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of members like you. 

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