Texas Division of Emergency Management
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES)
Application Criminal History Disqualifiers
  • All applicants, whether new or those renewing their applications, must submit the Criminal History Disqualifiers List (Disqualifier List) with their application.
  • Applicants must review the (Disqualifier List) prior to submitting their application. If any of the Disqualifiers apply, they should not submit a RACES application. If none of the Disqualifiers apply, they will sign the (Disqualifier List) and submit it with their RACES application. Once the (DRO / RRO) has received a complete package and completed their local processing / screening, they will submit the complete package to TDEM. Packages can be mailed to:

Texas Division of Emergency Management
Attn: State RACES Officer
PO Box 15467
Austin, Texas 78761

Scanned applications can be emailed to soc2@dps.texas.gov. Please do not fax applications in.

  • All applicants (new or renewals) will include their signed (Disqualifier List) with their RACES application. If Disqualifiers are found during the Criminal Background check, the application will be rejected. Failure to include the (Disqualifier List) with their RACES application will delay the processing of the application.
  • If you have any questions, please contact either State RACES Officer (SRO) Kevin Lemon or Operations Program Specialist Stephanie Porter at soc2@dps.texas.gov or 512-424-2208.