Who We Are

Texas Law Enforcement Records Association (TLERA) is a membership comprised of Records Assistants, Police Officers, Dispatchers, and Supervisors whose primary goal is to excel in their respective roles as it pertains to records management.

We are both honored and humbled to serve the great state of Texas. It’s because of supportive community members such as yourself that many of us decided to pursue a career in law enforcement in the first place. Thank you, and stay safe!

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to provide Texas Police Records personnel with relevant training and networking opportunities, enhancing knowledge and skill in best practice procedures, to assist our local agencies in providing accurate data for analysis, statistical reporting, and public information.

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Our History

Cheryl Warden, from Greenville PD, was the founding person who had the insight for creating a Police Records Association. She recognized that Law Enforcement Records personnel were faced with the same challenges and questions. Several ideas were presented for the Association at one of the meetings and the Texas Law Enforcement Records Association title was adopted.

Everyone was reporting UCR (Uniform Crime Reports) Summary at the time; NIBRS (National Incident-Based Reporting System) was not even thought of; so you can see how long TLERA has been around. One of CRAZIEST endeavors was, “could there possibly be a day when all Records Divisions would come together and develop a standard in procedures?” History speaks for itself as it bears witness by all of us here today.

There was a period of time when TLERA no longer had leadership available to keep it going; however, Rowlett Police Department Records Manager – Kit Kemp started the organization once again and it has grown from that time. The Texas Law Enforcement Records Association (TLERA) – would not exist without the devoted people who have kept it going. Thank you to everyone who has participated and made TLERA such a great success.