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Texas Police Games return to San Angelo in Summer 2022

The competitive events for police officers will be held across various locations in San Angelo.
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The San Angelo Police Officers Coalition, the San Angelo Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Texas Police Athletic Federation announced Monday that San Angelo to be the host city for the 47th Annual Texas Police Games, to be held June 12-18, 2022.

According to a press release, 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.

“We are so excited to welcome the Texas Police Games back to San Angelo in 2022," Vice President of the San Angelo Convention & Visitors Bureau Diann Bayes said in the release. "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 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.

The event is expected to bring more than 1,000 police officers and their families to San Angelo next June.

The events will be held across the city, including the San Angelo Stadium field house, the Texas Bank Sports Complex, Concho River Walk and 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.

For more information, contact Sergeant Jeremy Cannady at jeremy.canady@sanangelo.org or 325-657-4256; and/or Suzanna Valenzuela at suzanna@sanangelo.org or 325-655-4136.