There are several benefits of membership in the Dallas Police Association. The benefits of membership are described below.
Legal representation is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This includes representation for both on or off-duty incidents, including shootings, deaths in custody, Internal Affairs (IAD) and Public Integrity (PIU) investigations, and all other administrative investigations.
If an active member of the Dallas Police Association is killed in the line of duty, proceeds from a special assessment equal to one (1) month of dues is paid to the member’s beneficiary within 24 hours after the death. The current estimated value of this payment exceeds $100,000.
If an active member of the Dallas Police Association who is employed as a full-time officer of the Dallas Police Department dies under circumstances that are not in the line of duty, proceeds from a special assessment equal to one-half (1/2) month of dues is paid to the member’s beneficiary within 24 hours after the death. The current estimated value of this payment exceeds $50,000.
Texas Police Trust
The Dallas Police Association offers additional, supplemental insurance coverage to its members through the Texas Police Trust.
The Texas Police Trust was established in 1981 to provide supplemental medical, disability, life and dental coverage to officers across Texas.
For information about specific benefits packages and to access downloadable forms, or if you have any questions, please contact our offices toll-free at 800.846.1167 or via email at email@example.com.
Safe Transportation Program
This confidential program is designed to provide the active DPA member with transportation home when they are in an incapacitated state and unable to operate a motor vehicle.
The member contacts Cowboy Cab Company, who then comes to the location of the member and transports him/her home. The cost of this service is then paid by the DPA. This confidential service is designed so the member does not become involved in a situation that would be unsafe for the member or the public.
The Dallas Police Association has meeting and party space available to its membership for a nominal fee. The space consists of a meeting space that can be used for meetings, conferences and social events.
The space can be configured with tables and chairs. The party space is a smaller space equipped with a bar, kitchen area and high top tables and chairs. (This space is designed for smaller events with less than 60 participants.)
The Dallas Officer’s Political Action Committee (DPOPAC) was established in 1986, as the political arm of the DPA. A general purpose PAC, which reports to the Texas Ethics Commission, the DPOPAC is highly active in local and state politics. By Lobbying at City Hall and in Austin, the DPOPAC gives members a major presence with a clear and unified voice.
Any Dallas Police Department active or retired member can contribute to the PAC. Active members must complete a PAC-13 form and forward it to the Dallas Police Association.