Press Releases

May 28, 2020
  • June 23, 2023
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Leonard Lamar Neal, of Dallas, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List and $10,000 in reward money is being offered for information that leads to his arrest. Both Texas Crime Stoppers and North Texas Crime Stoppers are each offering cash rewards of up to $5,000 for information leading to Neal’s arrest. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
  • June 22, 2023
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Victor Manuel Gaeta, of El Paso, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List and Crime Stoppers is now offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to his arrest. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
  • June 16, 2023
    The Texas License To Carry Handgun (LTC) card will now be issued with a newly featured 2D barcode on the reverse side of the card.  
  • June 8, 2023
    AUSTIN – The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC), along with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw, presented two Javier Arana Top Trooper Awards, two Adolph Thomas Distinguished Service Awards and three Lifesaving Awards at the PSC meeting on Thursday, June 8, at DPS Headquarters in Austin.
  • June 8, 2023
    AUSTIN – Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Dante Thompson has been named this month’s Featured Fugitive. The reward for information leading to his arrest is increased to $4,000 for the month if the tip is received in June.
  • June 2, 2023
    AUSTIN – Three of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted are back in custody following their arrests last month. Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender David Thomas was arrested May 17. Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives Nehemiah Hicks was arrested May 22, and Kentrell Fletcher was arrested May 25. A Crime Stoppers reward was paid in Thomas’ arrest.
  • May 25, 2023
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Steven Clay Leifeste, of San Antonio, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List and Crime Stoppers is now offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to his arrest. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
  • May 24, 2023
    AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 100 pounds of marijuana Saturday, Dec. 14, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Oldham County. At approximately 4:15 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2020 Jeep traveling east on I-40 near Vega, for a traffic violation. An Oldh
  • May 23, 2023
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) remembered those lost in the line of duty throughout the department’s history at the 2023 Peace Officers Memorial Service today. The service was held at DPS Headquarters in Austin, with Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick serving as guest speaker.
  • May 22, 2023
    AUSTIN – Memorial Day is just days away and that means kids are getting out of school, the days are getting longer and more people are hitting the road. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is taking this time to also remind drivers to celebrate this unofficial kickoff to summer safely so that everyone can enjoy their holiday.
  • May 16, 2023
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced the launch of a social media vehicle safety awareness campaign. The new DID YOU KNOW? Vehicle Safety Spotlight series will focus on sharing vital vehicle safety tips, along with information about the corresponding and applicable laws, with DPS’ social media following.
  • May 12, 2023
    Integrity. Excellence. Accountability. Teamwork. Every day, DPS Troopers go to work committed to their mission to protect and serve their communities and our state.
  • May 5, 2023
    AUSTIN – Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Stacey Allen, of Sierra Blanca, is back in custody following his arrest on April 26, in Lubbock. A Crime Stoppers reward will be paid.
  • April 21, 2023
    AUSTIN – The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC), along with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw, presented two William P. Clements Excellence Awards, four Lifesaving Awards and two Unit Citations at the PSC meeting on Friday, April 21, at DPS Headquarters in Austin.
  • April 20, 2023
    AUSTIN – The Texas Rangers have made an arrest in a 42-year-old cold case. On April 13, 2023, the Rangers arrested 68-year-old Larry Allen West for the murder of 18-year-old Carol Joyce Deleon. He was taken into custody at his residence in San Antonio. West was linked to the killing through new evidence in the case that was subjected to Advanced DNA testing under the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) program which is funded by the Department of Justice/ Bureau of Justice Assistance (DOJ/BJA).