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Mission

At the Texas Institute for Public Problem Solving (TIPPS), community policing is not just a philosophy - it's the best way to make Texas safer for all its citizens. Since we began training in 1998, TIPPS has provided practical, innovative, and effective training and technical assistance to over 11,000 police officers and community members throughout Texas, as well as to contribute to the general understanding of the public policy and the criminal justice system. All TIPPS courses are fully accredited by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE). They cover a wide variety of community policing subjects and have led to countless success stories. TIPPS is a Regional Community Policing Institute (RCPI), which is part of a national network of RCPIs established through a Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Community Oriented Policing ServicesCommunity Oriented Policing Services (COPS), and Regional Community Policing Institute (RCPI) cooperative agreement.

Where we are

The Texas Institute for Public Problem Solving (TIPPS) is located within the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, and provides training at locations throughout the state of Texas. Our address is:

Texas Institute for Public Problem Solving (TIPPS)
LBJ School of Public Affairs
The University of Texas at Austin
PO Box Y, University Station
Austin, Texas 78713-8925

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For Class Information and Availability, Please Contact Delpha Martin

Phone (512) 471-0833 or Fax (512) 232-3538

E-mail: delpham@mail.utexas.edu


What we do

The Texas Institute for Public Problem Solving is currently involved in community oriented policing training statewide, as well as evaluation and technical assistance services. TIPPS specializes in Conflict Prevention and Management as well as Mediation training. The training currently provided by TIPPS consists of:

Understanding Community Policing
Problem Solving
Homeland Secuity: What Do We Tell the Public?
Early Identification and Intervention Systems
Use of Force
Citizen Complaints

Conflict Prevention and Management
Supervising Problem Solvers
Community Policing to Reduce Domestic Violence
Ethics and Integrity in Law Enforcement
Train the Trainer on each curriculum


All TIPPS courses are fully accredited by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) and are offered at no cost to participating agencies or participants.

TIPPS Partners

The Texas Institute for Public Problem Solving is a partnership of:

Austin Police Department
Cedar Park Police Department
Dispute Resolution Center (Travis County)
Georgetown Police Department
Sheriffs' Association of Texas
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE)
Texas Police Chiefs Association
Texas Municipal Police Association
Travis County Sheriff's Office
The University of Texas at Austin Police Department
The University of Texas at Austin

 


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This project is supported by a cooperative agreement #2001-HS-WX-K032 awarded by the Office of Community Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view or opinions contained within this website are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Office of Community Policing Services, the US Department of Justice, or The University of Texas at Austin.

Last Revised and Updated: June 8, 2005

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