The Plano Police Association was originally chartered as a fraternal organization in 1978. In, 1986, the PPA was reorganized in order to expand its charter and mission. Safety concerns of officers and civilian employees, general working conditions, and economic issues became a priority. The work of the early leaders of the PPA led to a considerable improvement in working conditions and equipment, combined with salary increase that reflected the professionalism of the Plano Police Officers and pushed the Department to become on of the highest paid in the state. Today, over 75% of the departments approx. 340 sworn members are affiliated with Plano Police Association. We continue to be a positive and influential voice for the concerns of the public safety of our employees.