DPS is a state police agency.
The Highway Patrol Division Troopers enforce traffic laws and assist during emergencies
Highway Patrol Division Troopers enforce traffic
laws on rural Texas highways and perform a variety of other duties:
- Apprehend traffic law violators, investigate most rural traffic accidents,
recover stolen vehicles and stolen property, apprehend wanted persons, and
assist other officers during emergencies.
- Provide education and information programs on traffic safety and crime
prevention and control.
- Responsible for security at the State Capitol Complex in Austin.
- Enforce laws regulating weight, registration and other regulations
governing commercial carriers.
DPS Trooper Patrol along the River