EVENTS

Mar
2
Thu
Board of Directors Meeting @ RPD Main Station
Mar 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Board Meetings are open to all paid members of the RCPAAA. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Board Meetings are held online. If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact membership@rcpaaa.org for details.

Apr
6
Thu
Board of Directors Meeting @ RPD Main Station
Apr 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Board Meetings are open to all paid members of the RCPAAA. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Board Meetings are held online. If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact membership@rcpaaa.org for details.

Apr
8
Sat
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Apr 8 @ 12:00 am – Apr 14 @ 11:45 pm

Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. It was first conceived by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County (Calif.) Sheriff’s Office in 1981 and was observed only at that agency for three years. Members of the Virginia and North Carolina chapters of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) became involved in the mid-1980s. By the early 1990s, the national APCO organization convinced Congress of the need for a formal proclamation. Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced what became H.J. Res. 284 to create “National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week.” According to the Congressional procedure, it was presented twice more in 1993 and 1994 and then became permanent, without the need for annual introduction.

The 911 CARES project has a wide range of NTW logo products that are great for gifts—or just for yourself! Moreover, the project gives back to the dispatching community, so they are worthy of support. APCO has a blog to share NTW celebrations and honors.

The official name of the week when initially introduced in Congress in 1991 was “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.” In the intervening years, it has become known by several other names, including “National Public-Safety Telecommunications Week” and “International Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week.” The Congressional resolution also stated there were more than “500,000 telecommunications specialists,” although other estimates put the number of dispatchers at just over 200,000. The Congressional figure may include support personnel and perhaps even those in the commercial sector of public safety communications.

Apr
15
Sat
Spring Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Event @ Richardson Square Mall
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The RCPAAA Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding event is held twice a year (Spring and Fall).

This event is located in the parking lot east of Sears at the Richardson Square Mall, corner of Belt Line and Plano Road. The entrance to the event is on Belt Line Road.

Hours are from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

All types of electronics will be accepted EXCEPT old style CRT monitors and televisions.

Paper shredding is primarily for residents of North Texas and is free. There is a 5 box limit for free shredding. We ask that you donate $5/box over the five boxes for free limit. A box is understood to mean a standard “banker’s box” which is normally about 10x12x16.

This event is held in conjunction with the City of Richardson’s Trash Bash.  http://www.cor.net/departments/health-department/health-news-events/trash-bash

This event is our major fundraiser for the year. While the event is free, donations will be solicited to help us support the Richardson Police Department. (RPD).

The RCPAAA pays for the shredding trucks and the cost to provide those trucks increased dramatically for 2021. As a result, we may not be able to provide as many trucks as before. Once the trucks are full, we can no longer shred paper. We encourage everyone to arrive earlier rather than wait until the end to drop off their documents for shredding.

The RCPAAA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the RPD. We provide meals on special occasions and “goody bags” for those officers and employees who work during the holidays. Scholarships are awarded to children of RPD employees who are entering college. We also provide help covering medical expenses for retired RPD K9s.

May
4
Thu
Board of Directors Meeting @ RPD Main Station
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Board Meetings are open to all paid members of the RCPAAA. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Board Meetings are held online. If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact membership@rcpaaa.org for details.

May
6
Sat
National Correctional Officers Week @ Richardson Police Department
May 6 @ 12:00 am – May 12 @ 11:45 pm

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5187, creating “National Correctional Officers’ Week.” Each year, the first full week in May is recognized as National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, commemorating the contributions of correctional officers and personnel who work in jails, prisons, and community corrections across the country.

Jun
1
Thu
Board of Directors Meeting @ RPD Main Station
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Board Meetings are open to all paid members of the RCPAAA. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Board Meetings are held online. If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact membership@rcpaaa.org for details.

Jun
2
Fri
Anniversary of the RCPAAA
Jun 2 all-day

The Richardson Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association was officially incorporated on June 2, 1993. This year marks our 26th year of supporting the Richardson Police Department.

Jul
6
Thu
Board of Directors Meeting @ RPD Main Station
Jul 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Board Meetings are open to all paid members of the RCPAAA. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Board Meetings are held online. If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact membership@rcpaaa.org for details.

Aug
3
Thu
Board of Directors Meeting @ RPD Main Station
Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Board Meetings are open to all paid members of the RCPAAA. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Board Meetings are held online. If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact membership@rcpaaa.org for details.

Tax exempt non-profit organization of graduates of the Richardson Citizen Police Academy who work to support the Richardson Police Department and educate the public about crime prevention. Located at 200 N Greenville Avenue, Richardson, TX 75081 [501(c)(3) – EIN: 75-2484541]