The TCOLE Commission and its Members

The Commission sets policy, approves rules and procedures formulated by the Executive Director and staff, and takes formal disciplinary actions against licensees on the recommendation of the Executive Director and state Administrative Law Judges.

Meeting Schedule

The Commission meets at least four times each year in meetings open to the Public.  

Upcoming Meeting Dates and Locations

Meeting Date Meeting Location
February 3, 2022 - 9:30am Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744
April 14, 2022 - 9:30am DFW DPS Headquarters, 3600 South West 20th Street, DFW Airport, 75261


Watch the Meeting Live:  Live Recording  

(only available while Commssion Meetings are in progress)


Most Current Agendas

  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021
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  • Thursday, December 2, 2021
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  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
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Most Current Minutes

  • Draft Quarterly Meeting Minutes December 2021
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  • Quarterly Meeting Minutes September 2021
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  • Quarterly Meeting Minutes June 2021
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Past Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Recordings

Public Comment / Proposed Rules

Proposed Rules are open for public comment.  Public comments may be submitted electronically to or in writing to Mr. Kim Vickers, Executive Director, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, 6330 East Hwy 290, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78723-1035.

Description Get File Meeting Date
September 2021 Proposed Rules Get Minutes 09/02/2021
September 2019 Proposed Rules Get Minutes 09/05/2019
March 2019 Proposed Rules Get Minutes 03/07/2019


Board Composition

The Commission is comprised of nine members. These members are appointed by the Governor, as is the Presiding Officer. The Commissioners serve staggered terms of six years and serve without compensation except for reasonable and necessary expenses. Three are members of the general public, three are law enforcement chief executive officers, and three are line personnel from law enforcement agencies at the time of their appointment. more about the commission and history...

Chief Kim Lemaux, Presiding Officer

Term: May 27, 2017
Hometown: Arlington

Assistant Chief Jason D. Hester, Assistant Presiding Officer

Term: December 6, 2019 - August 30, 2025
Hometown: Lago Vista

Patricia Burruss, Secretary

Term: December 6, 2019 - August 30,2025
Hometown: Olmito

Janna Atkins

Term: January 7, 2019 - August 30, 2023
Hometown: Abilene

Michael Griffis, Sheriff

Term: December 6, 2019 - August 30, 2025

Ron E. Hood, Constable

Term: February 16, 2018 - August 30, 2023
Hometown: Dripping Springs

Sharon Breckenridge Thomas

Term: May 27, 2017 - August 30, 2021
Hometown: San Antonio

Tim Whitaker, Senior Police Officer

Term: May 27, 2017 - August 30, 2021
Hometown: Richmond