OSPA Offers Practically Free Traffic-Stop Training for Rural Law Enforcement

Assistant State Prosecuting Attorney John R. Messinger will conduct a 4-hour presentation covering 4th Amendment issues with a focus on traffic stops.  The presentation is accompanied by a paper (distributed in advance) and includes:

∙ Historical perspective
∙ In-depth coverage of controlling law
∙ Discussion of recent cases and pending issues
∙ A quiz!

This service is for small or rural counties that do not have the resources to send officers for training.   Credit can be earned with a department’s approval. 


Call ((512) 463-1660) or email (information@spa.texas.gov) John to schedule a training day for this August (August will be the only time the service is offered).   

The department, county, or city will be responsible for John's mileage reimbursement and overnight residency (if needed). 

Bid Opportunities

To find out more about bid opportunities with the State Prosecuting Attorney, see the State's Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD) of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website.

Contract Reporting

The Office of the State Prosecuting Attorney is required to post certain information for active contracts pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 2261.253. At this time, the agency does not have any applicable contracts to report.

Procurement Procedures

The  Office of State Prosecuting Attorney follows the Texas Contract Management Guide and Procurement Manual, which can be found at https://comptroller.texas.gov/purchasing/publications/.

Vendors interested in providing goods and services to the Office of the State Prosecuting Attorney may contact us by email at purchasing@txcourts.gov