Press Releases

May 28, 2020
  • October 16, 2020
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans that many driver license (DL) offices across the state continue to offer appointments on Saturdays — and appointments remain available at offices statewide.
  • October 15, 2020
    AUSTIN - The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented two Medals of Valor, one Purple Heart, 10 Lifesaving Awards, the 2020 Top Trooper Awards and a Unit Citation to department personnel. Three Director’s Awards were also presented to partner agency personnel at the PSC awards ceremony held Wednesday at the DPS Tactical Training Center in Florence.
  • October 9, 2020
    AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help identifying a woman homicide victim. It’s hoped that by identifying the woman the perpetrator can be brought to justice.
  • October 8, 2020
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today dedicated the most state-of-the-art truck inspection facility in Texas, located on Interstate 10.
  • September 29, 2020
    TYLER – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers in Gregg County are asking for the public’s help with the investigation of a hit-and-run crash that resulted in the death of a pedestrian on Peavine Road, approximately two miles west of Kilgore.
  • September 28, 2020
    Waco – A Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper with the help of a Hillsboro PD canine seized approximately 316 grams of THC from a Cadillac passenger car the morning of September 26, 2020 during a traffic stop on I-35 in McLennan County.
  • September 25, 2020
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding the public that the State of Disaster Declaration in response to COVID-19 remains in effect, and includes the waiver of expiration dates for commercial driver licenses (CDL).
  • September 23, 2020
    AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized more than $90,000 in cash Monday, September 21, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Oldham County.
  • September 23, 2020
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to remind the public it is seeking help in solving the 1979 slaying of Elizabeth Lynne Barclay.
  • September 22, 2020
    AMARILLO – On September 17 and 18, 2020, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), along with multiple partner agencies arrested forty-eight individuals on various charges in an operation as part of Project Safe Neighborhood.
  • September 22, 2020
    AUSTIN – Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Tyrell Ezekiel Darden, 20, was arrested Sept. 17 in Irving, Texas. Darden, of San Antonio, is affiliated with the Bloods gang.
  • September 21, 2020
    AUSTIN – At the direction of Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is announcing Saturday appointment availability through the end of the year.
  • September 18, 2020
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is pleased to recognize the hardworking men and women of the DPS Crime Laboratory Service during National Forensic Science Week, which takes place from Sept. 20-26.
  • September 16, 2020
    AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Patrol Troopers this week rescued their 500th child during traffic stops since the implementation of specialized training that began in 2009.
  • September 14, 2020
    AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 829 pounds of THC vape cartridges and close to 19 pounds of THC wax Saturday, September 13, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Oldham County.