Press Releases

May 28, 2020
  • February 11, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) along with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented one Purple Heart and eight Lifesaving Awards to members of the Texas Highway Patrol at the PSC meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11, at the DPS Headquarters in Austin.
  • February 5, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding the public that while Super Bowl celebrations may look a little different than years past, safety should still be at the forefront of everyone’s minds. All Texans are encouraged to enjoy the biggest sporting event of the year responsibly.
  • February 4, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Marques Jujuan Thompson, 20, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive List. A cash reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and capture of Thompson.
  • February 4, 2021
    EL PASO – Last week, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Special Agents, in collaboration with Texas Highway Patrol and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, arrested nine people on state charges resulting from an 11-month investigation.
  • 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.