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News Release

September 17, 2014

Reminder: DPS Museum Day Offers Interactive Fun for Families

Mounted Patrol - click for larger view
Mounted Patrol

Exhibits to include patrol cars, motorcycles and crime lab vehicle
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is inviting the public to attend the DPS Museum Day on Sunday, Sept. 21, as part of Austin Museum Day, which features free exhibits and interactive activities at participating Austin-area museums and cultural sites. The DPS Historical Museum and Research Center is sponsoring the free public event at DPS Headquarters (5805 N. Lamar Blvd., Building A, Austin, TX 78752) from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21.

DPS Canine - click for larger view
DPS Canine

The DPS event will feature a variety of interactive activities, including a scavenger hunt for children that will allow them to meet forensic artists, crime lab scientists and law enforcement officers. Children who complete the scavenger hunt will also receive "Junior Trooper" certificates and can take a photo with a DPS trooper.

Harley-Davidson Road King - click for larger view
Harley-Davidson Road King


The officers and animals of DPSí Mounted Horse Patrol Unit and Canine Unit will be present at the event. A vintage patrol car and motorcycle, along with vintage trooper uniforms, will be on display representing the departmentís rich history in Texas. Equipment, vehicles and resources currently used by the department will be showcased, including:

Crime Lab Crime Scene Vehicle - click for larger view
Crime Lab Crime Scene Vehicle

Bike Patrol - click for larger view
Bike Patrol


DPS is one of many museum venues around Austin that will open their doors free of charge for Austin Museum Day on Sunday, Sept. 21. For a complete list of activities, please visit: http://www.austinmuseums.org/museumday/.

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