Press Releases

May 28, 2020
  • June 14, 2024
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announces two of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted offenders are back in custody following their recent arrests. Authorities arrested Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Perci Newman on June 4 and Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Louis Keeton on June 6.
  • June 14, 2024
    AUSTIN – The Public Safety Commission (PSC), along with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw, recognized the service of several Texans at the PSC meeting at DPS Headquarters in Austin.
  • June 13, 2024
    AUSTIN – Just more than a week after Governor Greg Abbott launched Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Criminal Illegal Immigrants List, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has captured the No. 1 most wanted fugitive from that list.
  • June 10, 2024
    AUSTIN – In support of hurricane preparedness efforts across the state, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reminds Texans to make an emergency plan as hurricane season gets underway. The 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs June 1 through November 30.
  • June 6, 2024
    Just over 24 hours since Governor Greg Abbott launched Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Criminal Illegal Immigrants List, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is announcing the first arrest from that list.
  • June 6, 2024
    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 31 pounds of suspected methamphetamine Wednesday after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County.
  • June 6, 2024
    Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Ramiro Dominguez is this month’s Featured Fugitive. The reward for information leading to his arrest is increased to $3,000 for the month if the tip is received in June.
  • May 20, 2024
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging Texas motorists to heed driver safety tips and prepare for enhanced Memorial Day enforcement efforts, including the annual Click It or Ticket and Operation Crash Awareness Reduction Effort (CARE) campaigns, starting today, May 20, through Memorial Day, May 27.
  • May 16, 2024
    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today dedicated the new DPS Fallen Officers Memorial and display during the department’s annual Peace Officers Memorial Service in Austin.
  • May 8, 2024
    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is proud to announce the winners of this year’s 12th annual Top Trooper Competition: Top male Trooper Trevor Topper (Archer City) and Top female Trooper Melanie Moreno (Alice).
  • May 7, 2024
    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), as part of Operation Lone Star, arrested two teenage human smugglers transporting three illegal immigrants, including one wanted for murder, after a high-speed pursuit in Maverick County.
  • May 6, 2024
    AUSTIN – Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Marcos Christopher Alonzo is this month’s Featured Fugitive. The reward for information leading to his arrest is increased to $4,000 during May 2024 if the tip is received this month.
  • May 3, 2024
    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) this morning arrested 31 illegal immigrants for criminal trespass in Maverick County as part of Operation Lone Star (OLS).
  • April 29, 2024
    This month, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) recognizes the 15-year anniversary of its lifesaving Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC) program. Launched by DPS in April 2009, the IPC program trains front-line officers to recognize indicators that a child may be a victim, at-risk of victimization or missing and identify individuals who pose a high-risk threat to a child.
  • April 19, 2024
    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 98 kilos (216 pounds) of cocaine during an Operation Lone Star traffic stop in Hidalgo County. The cocaine seized has a street value of $2 million.