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April Program:
Drug Forensics


Thursday April 13th

Membership Meeting

West Arlington Police Center

2060 W. Green Oaks Blvd.

Time: 7:00pm


Tamara graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1995 with a BS in Forensic Chemistry (Criminalistics). She joined the Drug Enforcement Administration's South Central Laboratory in 1997 and continued her career until retirement in 2015. She is very active in the Southwestern Association of Forensic Scientist (SWAFS) organization, where she was on the Board of Directors from 2005-2007, 2008-2010, 2011-2013, President-Elect 2014, President 2015, Chairman of Board, and most recently, Secretary. She went back to graduate school and received her Masters of Science in Forensic Science in August 2022 from Oklahoma State University. After retirement from the DEA, she joined Waters Technologies as a Chemistry Specialist and assists customers with chromatography challenges.

Arlington Citizens Police Academy

All Arlington residents are eligible to attend, at no cost, the Arlington Citizens Police Academy.  The Academy is an 11-week course held on Mondays, 7-10 pm, and instructed by APD police officers and supervisors working in the areas covered such as SWAT, Criminal Investigation, CSI, Traffic, K-9, and the Aviation Unit (drones). Each week’s presentation provides participants with a unique, behind-the scenes look into how the police operate internally and how they protect all citizens of Arlington.

For more information: Contact Officer Tim Hayden at 817-459-6468 or email

To learn more and to apply for this free community program:

Pay for your ACPAAA membership

Membership $20/yr

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