Legislative Support

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TBFAA General Efforts

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The Texas Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (TBFAA) is a non-profit organization comprised of professional Security and Fire Alarm companies operating in the great state of Texas. Members are required to be licensed by the Department of Public Safety and/or the Texas Fire Marshal’s Office and to agree to abide by a stringent code of ethics.

The affairs of the association are governed by an elected Board of Directors, which includes members from throughout Texas, who donate their time to serve the citizens of Texas by advancing the professionalism of our industry.

We work closely with national associations including; the National Electronic Security Alliance (NESA) and the False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) to craft and enact standards that affect the security industry nationally.

Since the early 1980’s, the TBFAA has worked closely with the Governor, Legislature, the State Fire Marshal’s office, and the Department of Public Safety Private Security Bureau, as well as local Police and Fire Professionals to:

  • Educate industry, alarm users, and public safety on state of the art methods to reduce false alarms and recover costs for public safety alarm response.
  • Ensure a fair and equitable business climate for the industry.
  • Ensure that Texas citizens continue to enjoy public safety alarm response.
  • Promote company and professional licensing including appropriate training, background checks and operating standards.
  • Support appropriate staffing for our regulators, including enhanced enforcement.
  • Oppose cumbersome, restrictive, or unenforceable law or regulation.

We look forward to continuing these efforts, in accordance with our code of ethics, to continue to provide the finest in security and fire alarm services to Texas citizens.

TBFAA Legislative Support Team

The TBFAA gives you strong representation before the state legislative and administrative bodies that have the right to regulate and tax you such as the  Texas Legislature, Texas Commission on Private Security, and State Board of  Insurance Office of the Fire Marshal. Only when many voices speak as one are your interests protected from outside influences, and legislation. There is no other efficient or effective way to confront legislative bodies or to solve problems within our industry.

Learn more about the becoming a member and joining the TBFAA Legislation Support Team by downloading and completing the Legislative Support Team Form.

The TBFAA PAC supports the mission of TBFAA by making contributions to elect candidates for public office.

Contributions or gifts to the TBFAA PAC are not tax deductible.

Help us promote public safety and security in Texas by contributing today.

Contributions to the PAC must be made by personal check to:
P.O. Box 224848
Dallas, TX 75222-4848

TBFAA Legislative Support Team Contributors


  • ADT Security Services, Inc.
  • Quantum Alarm, Inc.
  • United Central Control, Inc.


  • Commercial & Industrial Electronics
  • Dispatch Center, Ltd.
  • Guardian Protection
  • Guardian Protection Services- San Antonio
  • Intruder Alert Systems, Inc.
  • Law Security Corporation
  • Security General International
  • Security One, Inc.
  • Southwest Dispatch Center,Inc.


  • Ray Cannedy Security & Investigations

TBFAA PAC Contributors

  • Al DeMarzo
  • Angela Burley
  • Annie Smith
  • Bernard Agholor
  • Cedric Bouligny
  • Chancy W. Pray
  • Chris Russell
  • Darlene DeBoer
  • Debi Ulmer
  • Hope Steele
  • Jeff O’Dea
  • Jennifer Holloway
  • Jody Patterson
  • John Alimeke
  • Louis Gurdo
  • Mark Matlock
  • Mitch Petty
  • Monda Hatfield
  • Moses Oroian
  • Rex E. Adams
  • Robert Byrd
  • Ron Lewis
  • Ryan McConnell
  • Sonny Sampson
  • Thomas Norris
  • Timothy Jarzombek
  • Ty Edwards