The G.A. Thompson Company was founded in 1961 by George Ambrose
Thompson of Dallas, Texas. The company's first products were
pre-printed Law Enforcement Forms for rural and suburban Police
and Sheriff's Departments across the country.
Throughout the 1960's the company grew by adding new forms
to its product line and by direct mail advertising to more
and more departments across the country.
Among the many innovations implemented by G.A. Thompson was
a simple to use, four-part offense/incident form. This form
was small enough for easy use by radio dispatchers. At one
time, over one half million of these forms per year were shipped
by G.A. Thompson.
In the late 1960's, an attempt was made to develop a truly
national uniform traffic ticket. This effort was coordinated
by the National Bar Association. G.A. Thompson helped invent
this form and promulgate it across the country. At one time,
the national uniform ticket was issued in over twenty states.
Thirty years later, several states continue to use this form.
In 1977, George Thompson died in an airplane accident in the
mountains of Idaho. His nephew, John T. Thompson, became President
and Chairman of the Board. In the mid 1980's more active management
was required to reinvigorate the company, so Gregg Thompson,
George Thompson's nephew, was hired as general manager.
Starting in the late 1970's, more and more police and sheriff
departments automated their record-keeping. Because of this,
the law enforcement forms business changed. The use of pre-printed
multi-part forms declined while sales of single custom forms
increased. Also over the years, more and more states developed
distinct state uniform tickets. Throughout the 1980's, G.
A. Thompson helped law enforcement implement these changes
by providing legally correct state traffic tickets customized
to the specific requirements of each individual department.
In the 1990's, G.A. Thompson created a systems division to provide computer software products and support to law enforcement across the country. Our most popular software product is our revolutionary Mugshot System. Currently, departments in 17 states use our software to help fight crime.
Today we serve several thousand police and sheriff's departments
across the country by providing the finest traffic tickets,
law enforcement forms and Windows-based software in the country.