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). 

The Office of the State Prosecuting Attorney is located in Austin, Texas, in the Price Daniel Sr. Building.

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 13046
Austin, Texas 78711-3046
Physical Address
209 W. 14th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 463-1660
(512) 463-5724

Stacey M. Soule
State Prosecuting Attorney