Press Releases

May 28, 2020
  • February 3, 2021
    AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 131 pounds of assorted THC products and two pounds of psilocybin mushrooms Tuesday, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Oldham County.
  • January 29, 2021
    AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized over 150 pounds of THC wax Wednesday, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Wheeler County.
  • January 26, 2021
    SAN ANGELO – On Monday, January 25, 2021, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers seized 360 grams of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) edibles and 16 pounds of marijuana as a result of a traffic stop in Tom Green County.
  • January 25, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding the public the waiver on expiration dates for driver licenses (DLs) and identification cards (IDs) ends on April 14, 2021. Customers who need to renew are urged to make an appointment or renew online today.
  • January 19, 2021
    EL PASO – On January 14-15, 2021, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), in conjunction with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), conducted an on-line solicitation operation in El Paso, Texas. The goal of the operation was to identify and apprehend people suspected of being involved in human trafficking by using various websites to solicit sexual acts from minors and adults.
  • January 15, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is announcing the closure of the Texas State Capitol and Capitol Grounds out of an abundance of caution Saturday, January 16 – Wednesday, January 20.
  • January 15, 2021
    AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized five pounds of heroin and more than 14 pounds of cocaine Wednesday, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County.
  • January 13, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will join the country in observing national AMBER Alert Awareness Day on Wednesday, Jan. 13, marking 25 years since 9-year-old Amber Hagerman of Arlington, Texas, was abducted.
  • January 13, 2021
    On Tuesday, January 12, 2021 the Texas Rangers arrested Andrew Smith on a charge of Indecency with a Child. Smith, who was about to be suspended, resigned from his position with DPS earlier that day.
  • January 11, 2021
    The Texas Department of Public Safety issued the following statement regarding protocol for opening day of the legislative session.
  • January 8, 2021
    AUSTIN – Today, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced Travis Considine as the Assistant Chief of the Media and Communications Office. Considine’s hiring was approved at the December Texas Public Safety Commission meeting. He is stationed at DPS’ Austin headquarters.
  • January 7, 2021
    AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized more than 224 pounds of PCP and 11 pounds of cocaine Tuesday, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Oldham County.
  • December 29, 2020
    AUSTIN – With a cold front expected to bring winter weather to parts of the state this week, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding everyone to take precautions now to prepare for any freezing rain, sleet, snow, ice or other wintry mix that may impact their area.
  • December 21, 2020
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced today its annual Christmas and New Year’s holiday traffic enforcement campaigns will kick off on Wednesday, Dec. 23. DPS is reminding drivers to celebrate the holiday season responsibly by practicing safe driving habits and obeying all traffic laws.
  • December 21, 2020
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) recently announced the promotion of three employees to leadership positions.