71st Annual TMPA Conference
Due to COVID-19, the host hotel has notified us
that they will not reopen until September. We are currently exploring
other options and will let you know as soon as a decision has been made.
Thank you for your patience.
To see more about last year's conference click here .
KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Joe Gamaldi
HPOU President Joe Gamaldi was born and raised on Long Island, NY.
Following high school he attended the University of Hartford, where he
earned a degree in Criminal Justice, with minors in Political Science
and Sociology. After graduation, Officer Gamaldi was hired by the NYPD
in 2005 where he worked as an officer for approx. 3 years. He then
transferred to the Houston Police Department in 2008 and graduated from
Shortly after graduation from the academy, he completed his Masters
Degree from Long Island University in Homeland Security Management.
Officer Gamaldi then went on to serve as a Board Member of the HPOU,
before being elected the Second Vice President serving in that capacity
for 5 years before was elected President of the Houston Police Officer’s
Union. Officer Gamaldi was elected National Vice President of the
Fraternal Order of Police in August of 2019 in New Orleans.
Within the HPOU Officer Gamaldi is the chair of the Labor Relations
Committee, the Ways and Means committee, has served on the bargaining
team for several contract negotiations, and served as lead negotiator
for the most recent negotiations. He also founded the Safe Ride Home
program and the Houston Officers Peer Assistance (HOPA) a stand alone
non-profit dedicated to providing peer assistance to police officers,
assisted in the creation of the HPOU mobile app and assists in running
the social media platforms.