Building Bridges: The Law Enforcement Program in Action

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The Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL) program elevates traffic safety throughout the State of Texas, working in an all-inclusive supportive role with the Texas Department of Transportation, providing education on multiple traffic safety topics.

  • Assist TxDOT Traffic Safety Specialist and Law Enforcement agencies with the State STEP grant process and applications related to that process.
  • Assist subgrantee agencies with eGrants Performance reporting and Request for reimbursements, and underperformance issues.
  • Provide assistance to Traffic Safety specialist at traffic related events, campaigns, conferences or community events to promote TxDOT program.
  • Provide training to law enforcement on traffic safety grant proposals and grant creation, grant management and use of eGrants.
  • Provide training and support to communities in Texas regarding safer driving and child passenger safety.
  • Meet with new perspective traffic safety subgrantees to generate interest in TxDOT grant opportunities.

Free Training

All traffic safety courses taught by our Law Enforcement Liaison team are 100% completely FREE.

No Travel

A Law Enforcement Liaison will travel to your area to assist and train your agency department officials.

Devoted Instructors 

Our Law Enforcement Liaison team has 114 years of combined law enforcement experience.

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Grant Executive Training

is a FREE, 2-hour TCOLE credited courses: created as a multi-course approach to the entire STEP (Strategic Traffic Enforcement Program) Grant process from how to build a grant to the actual activities associated with application of the grant.

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Distracted Driving for Law Enforcement

is a FREE, 4-hour TCOLE credited course: created to help law enforcement understand the risks associated with distracted driving. Law Enforcement officers are subject to numerous and constant distractions that can lead rapidly to serious injury and death while operating an emergency vehicle.

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Child Occupant Restraint Enforcement (C.O.R.E.)

is a FREE, 4-hour TCOLE credited course: created to create an awareness of the importance of CPS (Child Passenger Safety) education and enforcement in preventing child passenger deaths and injuries. *This is NOT a certification course and should not be confused with the Nation CPS Certification Program.*

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Strategic Traffic Operations (STOPS)

is a FREE, 4-hour TCOLE credited course: created to refocus Law Enforcement on the benefits that traffic enforcement can have on reducing crash fatalities and social harm in your community. Topics will cover available STEP grant funding, using available data to improve your community safety and a refresh of the 7 Step Violator Contact. Learn to take traffic stops beyond the ticket and find out what resources are available to you and your community.

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Distracted Driving for Adults

is a FREE, 2-hour course: created to explore the dangerous epidemic on America’s roadways. The message is simple: if you’re on the road, stay off the phone! Please join us and thousands of other Texas drivers who have already taken the course as we make an effort to save lives. In order to truly combat the problem, we must change attitudes.

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INTRO CPS

Introduction to Child Passenger Safety

is a FREE, 2-hour course: created to show the importance of CPS (Child Passenger Safety). With 8 of every 10 child seats installed incorrectly, this is essential in preventing child passenger injuries and deaths. The Introduction to Child Passenger Safety Course was developed for all members of the general public. *This is NOT a certification course and should not be confused with the National CPS Certification Program.*

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Social Harm

is a FREE 2-hour TCOLE credited course: created to explore other tragedies and epidemics, looking at how they fail in comparison to an estimated 40,000 roadway deaths every year. We will cover the reasons traffic fatalities go unmentioned and unrecognized as major issues in our culture, and ways in which patrol officers in Texas can make a huge difference in this area.

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Testimonials

Here’s what our reviews say:

Instructor was very knowledgeable and passionate about car seat safety. Awesome class!”

Trainings like these remind us all of how distracted one can get behind the wheel. Thanks for doing what you do. Stay safe!”



Definitely opened my eyes to looking beyond being a “traffic unit” I appreciate the drive into the philosophy and bigger picture. Great presentation.”


More of this training would be beneficial to daily patrol duties. Driving is one of the most dangerous parts of police work and there is not enough training on it.”


Law Enforcement Liaison Team

Our Law Enforcement Liaison Team is a dedicated and highly-trained group of individuals committed to strengthening the bond between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. Comprising experienced professionals with backgrounds in conflict resolution, community engagement, and law enforcement, our team acts as a crucial bridge, fostering trust, transparency, and open communication. They work tirelessly to mediate misunderstandings, address community concerns, and promote collaboration, ultimately ensuring a safer and more harmonious environment for both residents and law enforcement officers. With a deep understanding of the unique needs and challenges of each community, our liaison team plays a pivotal role in building positive relationships and fostering lasting partnerships.

Law Enforcement Liaison

Lynda Walker

About me

Lynda attended Odessa College and the University of Texas at El Paso before beginning her law enforcement career at the Lamesa Police Department where she worked for almost twenty years before starting with the LEL program in 2010. Lynda holds certifications as a Master Peace Officer, Instructor and Firearms Instructor. She is currently a reserve officer with the Bee County Constable Pct. 2 in addition to her work as the LEL Program Manager.

Law Enforcement Liaison

Daniel (Jase) Herring

About me

Jase graduated from the Central Texas Regional Police Academy and worked for the City of Lampasas as a Police Officer before coming to TMPA in 2010. He has been in law enforcement for 10 years and holds an Intermediate Peace Officer License, Intoxilyzer Operator License, Field Training Officer Certification and TCOLE Instructor Certification. Jase worked as a LEADRS Specialist with TMPA prior to starting with the LEL program in October 2012.

Law Enforcement Liaison

Katie Alexander

About me

Katie has been in law enforcement for 20 years and currently works part time with the City of Oak Ridge North Police Department. She has a TCOLE Master Peace Officer License and holds numerous certifications including; Field Training Officer, SWAT and Special Investigator. Katie has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University, a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University and she is currently pursuing her PhD in Psychology at Grand Canyon University. She worked as an Instructor for the SAFVIC program and the Advanced Child Abuse program prior to joining the Law Enforcement Liaison team.

Law Enforcement Liaison

Chuck Carlile

About me
Chuck began his law enforcement career over 41 years ago, at the Hewitt Police Department, where he was a city police officer for 3 ½ years. He then became a State Trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety. Chuck is commissioned as a Special Ranger through the Texas DPS. He attended McLennan Community College, where he obtained an Advanced Certification in Law Enforcement Education. Chuck holds a Master Peace Officer and Instructor Certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. He is currently certified as a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor and a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor.

Law Enforcement Liaison

Tamara Spencer

About me

Tamara got her start in law enforcement in 1997 as a League City Patrol Officer. After 10 years on the League City Police force, Spencer was promoted to Sergeant and quickly stepped in to serve as a Special Operations Sergeant. With has a long list of accomplishments and certifications including being certified and trained as a Standardized Field Sobriety test practitioner and instructor, State of Texas expert witness for DWI cases, mental health officer, bicycle and marine patrol officer, TCOLE certified instructor, Collision Avoidance Training instructor, Intoxilyzer Operator, Commander of the League City Honor Guard, advanced Accident Investigator, and a Crash Reconstruction Expert. Tamara is also certified to teach Critical Incident Peer Support, and Suicide Prevention for Law Enforcement. Tamara joined the Texas Municipal Police Association in 2016 as a Field representative for the Houston and East Texas Region. She moved to the FRIDAY/ADAPT Programs in 2017 and is now a liaison for the program.  Her commission is currently being held by Galveston County Constable Pct. 2

Law Enforcement Liaison

Trent Lozano

About me

Trent Lozano is first and foremost, a loving and devoted father. He is a Texas Master Peace Officer with over 20 years of experience which includes several years as a Major Crimes Detective, SWAT Team member, and Training Coordinator. Trent holds multiple law enforcement certifications in a variety of disciplines such as: Sexual Assault/Family Violence Investigator, Basic and Advanced Instructor, Basic and Advanced SWAT, Court Security Specialist, Mental Health Peace Officer, and more. He is a certified Firearms Instructor, Patrol Rifle Instructor, ALERRT I Instructor as well as a Less Lethal Specialist holding Instructor certifications in OC, Taser, and PepperBall, less lethal 12 gauge and more. Trent also holds a Master Instructor certification for the TI Simulator system. Trent is also a public speaker and writer and regularly speaks at various events and seminars on the subjects of firearms, self-defense, use of force, tactics, civilian interaction with law enforcement, Active Shooter response, how to live the armed lifestyle and more. 

Law Enforcement Liaison

Jason York 

About me

Jason began his law enforcement career in 2001 in Arizona before moving to Texas and joining the Leander Police Department. He honorably retired after 20 years of service and still retains a Master Peace Officer license by the state of Texas. Some of Jason’s roles over the years have been as a Firearms and Defensive Tactics instructor, HRT team member, a member of the Collision Reconstruction Team, a motor officer, and Internal Affairs Investigator, just to name a few. Jason also received a certification as an Advanced Specialist in human factors and human performance. With this certification he can understand how humans best learn and retain skills, and how real-world environments influence decision-making and skill performance.

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