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News Release

August 25, 2016

DPS Honors Exceptional Employees, Texans

AUSTIN – The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented two Director's Citations, two Director's Awards and one Lifesaving Award to employees, as well as two civilians for their exemplary actions and service.

"DPS and the entire state of Texas are grateful to have so many true public servants who dedicate their time and careers to helping others, and today we are pleased to recognize just a few of those outstanding individuals," said Director McCraw. "Thank you for your commitment to service and your vigilant efforts to protect your fellow Texans and to help fight crime in your communities."

The following awards were presented today:

In addition to the awards above, the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators presented the department with the Public Affairs and Consumer Education (PACE) Award, which spotlights agencies that have committed their time and resources to outstanding consumer education programs. The DPS Driver License Division received the PACE Award as recognition for its internal electronic publication License to Drive magazine. The magazine is designed to promote employee engagement through compelling coverage of the people, places and events related to the division.

DPS was also recognized by the Texas Association of State Systems for Computing and Communications (TASSCC) with two awards – the Excellence Award and Rising Star Award. DPS received the TASSCC Excellence Award in the High Value Impact/High Value Business Impact category for the State Police Unified Reporting System (SPURS). Implemented in March 2016, SPURS is an enterprise system created to consolidate and incorporate all relevant data from multiple law enforcement divisions into a unified platform.

The TASSCC Rising Star Award, which recognizes up and coming government technology leaders who provide and contribute to organizational improvement through the use of technology, was presented to DPS IT developer Paul Brown.

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