SAN ANGELO, TX – The San Angelo Police Officers Coalition (SAPOC), the San Angelo Convention and Visitors Bureau (SACVB), and the Texas Police Athletic Federation announced the selection of San Angelo to be the host city for the 47th Annual Texas Police Games to be held in June 12-18, 2022.
SAPOC and SACVB have been working together to prepare a bid to entice the Texas Police Games back to San Angelo in 2022. Through partnerships with the City of San Angelo Recreation Department, San Angelo Independent School District and other local entities, San Angelo was successfully selected as the host city.
According to Diann Bayes, Vice President of the San Angelo Convention & Visitors Bureau, “We are so excited to welcome the Texas Police Games back to San Angelo in 2022. Suzanna Valenzuela on our sales team has worked diligently, competing against other Texas cities, to acquire this event once again to return to San Angelo. After a very tough 2020, with cancelled activities, meetings, and conventions, it is a great feeling to see events coming back to San Angelo.”
The Texas Police Games are well organized competitive events that enable commissioned Police Officers the opportunity to compete with fellow Police Officers from around the state of Texas. Games include Archery, Basketball, Biathlon, Cycling, Golf, Karate, Power Lifting, Firearms, and many others. Once a year the games are held in various cities in Texas. Bob Lawson says “the competition, excitement and fellowship make attending the Texas Police Games a must. We are excited to be bringing them back to San Angelo.”
The event is expected to bring more than 1,000 Police Officers and their families to San Angelo next June. Sergeant John Bouligny and the San Angelo Police Officers Coalition are proud San Angelo was chosen to host the 2022 Texas Police Games. It will give them an opportunity to show officers from around the state our wonderful community. The events will be held across the city, including the San Angelo Stadium Field House, The Texas Bank Sports Complex, Concho River Walk, Lake Nasworthy, among others. The public is invited watch the games.
The Texas Police Athletic Federation was established to foster physical fitness and comradeship among peace officers in the state of Texas and other states by the organization and promotion of athletic events and competitions in which peace officers can compete.
Many of the events are open to full-time professional firefighters and active and retired military members.