About Us


The Texas Association of Property and Evidence Inventory Technicians, (TAPEIT), is a not for profit organization made up of members who work in the field of law enforcement property and evidence storage and maintenance. Our members represent law enforcement agencies across the State of Texas. TAPEIT offers updated resources and training in all areas regarding the storage, processing, analyzing and ultimate disposition of criminal evidence and other property in the custody of law enforcement agencies.



PRESIDENT: Jamie Murphy,  Texas A&M University
1st VP:  Steve Yancey,  Dalworthington Gardens PD
2nd VP: Jim Zehetner, Hickory Creek PD
Sgt. At Arms:  Eddie Green, Harris County Fire Marshal
Secretary: Crystal Smith, Palo Pinto SO - BIO
Treasurer: Fonda Rhoades, 
                                                             Webmaster: Jeana Townsend, Lubbock County SO                                                                 
Historian:  VACANT
Founding President:  Kolene Dean, Retired
Past President:  Linda Roberts, Upshur County SO - BIO
Past President: John Stevens, Cedar Hill PD
Past President:  Paul Szendrey, Georgetown PD - BIO

Current Board Members
Tracy Engler,  San Marcos PD - BIO
Martha Kotila,  Flower Mound PD - BIO
Dan Zientek, Humble PD - BIO
Sarah Wilson,  Seguin PD - BIO
Angie Hill, Brownwood PD
Tommie Hastings, Roman Forest PD