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: Linda Roberts, Upshur County SO - BIO
1st VP:  JAMIE MURPHY,  Texas A&M University PD
2nd VP: STEVE YANCEY,  Dalworthington Gardens PD
Sgt. At Arms:  Jim Zehetner, Hickory Creek PD
Secretary: Crystal Smith, Lake Worth PD - BIO
Treasurer: Eddie Green, Harris County Fire Marshal
Webmaster: Kent Barnes, Granbury PD - BIO
Historian: Tracy Engler,  San Marcos PD - BIO
Founding President:  Kolene Dean, Retired
Past President: John Stevens, Cedar Hill PD
Past President:  Paul Szendrey, Georgetown PD - BIO

Current Board Members
Tommy Hastings, City of Roman Forest PD
Martha Kotila,  Flower Mound PD - BIO
Dan Zientek, Montgomery County Constable Office Pct 3 - BIO
Greg O'Donnell,  Sugarland PD
Sarah Wilson,  Seguin PD - BIO
Fonda Rhoades, Lampasas County SO