Robbery Investigators of Texas (RIOT) was founded in 2012 and is a non-profit 501(c)(3). RIOT serves to promote training and partnerships that exist between law enforcement and corporate security professionals. RIOT accomplishes this mission by hosting an annual training convention in destination locations across the State of Texas.
RIOT is the only robbery association in the State of Texas and one of three in the United States. The RIOT training convention is held in August each year. In 2013, the inaugural RIOT training conference was held in Austin, Texas and hosted approximately 130 attendees. Over the years, RIOT has grown at a phenomenal rate! The 2018 RIOT training conference was held in Frisco, Texas and hosted over 500 attendees. In 2019, the RIOT training conference transitioned from the Texas Robbery Conference to the National Law Enforcement and Corporate Crimes Convention (NLECCC). This transformation of convention title provides attendees with a better understanding of the broad scope of the training offered by the NLECCC. In addition to violent crimes, convention topics include the following: theft, organized retail theft, fraud, cybercrime and skimmers. Our aim is to provide relevant and updated training techniques designed to meet the challenges of new criminal trends.
In 2022, RIOT was honored to celebrate our 10 year anniversary in Fort Worth, Texas with approximately 600 attendees. The RIOT Convention has earned the reputation as the most prestigious law enforcement and corporate security training convention offered in the United States. We maintain this reputation due to the partnerships we’ve established with our loyal attendees and tremendous sponsors. RIOT strives to provide attendees valuable training at an exceptional venue that promotes and develops relationships between law enforcement and corporate security. RIOT is well known for their themed convention challenge coins along with their inspirational keynote speakers. Past keynote speakers include former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, former Secret Service Agent Clint Hill, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Robert Darling, Mark “Oz” Geist, U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert, U.S. Representative Clay Higgins and Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Allen West, U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert, U.S. Representative Clay Higgins, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Allen West, Major Jeff Struecker (Ret), Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Edmundo “Ed” Mireles Jr.