Press Releases

May 28, 2020
  • October 14, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) along with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw awarded two Director’s Citations; seven Lifesaving Awards; and one Purple Heart to department personnel at the PSC meeting on Thursday, Oct. 14, at DPS Headquarters in Austin. One Director’s Award was also presented to a member of a partner agency at the meeting.
  • October 7, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added two men to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Lists. Justin Marquiwis Cuba, of Sherman, is on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List. Cory Lee Reed, of Lubbock, has been added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders List. Texas Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $7,500 for information leading to Cuba’s arrest and capture and $3,000 for Reed. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
  • September 30, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Texas Military Department (TMD) today held a media briefing to provide an update on the operations that were conducted to contain the recent migrant surge in Del Rio near the port of entry as part of the Operation Lone Star (OLS) mission. The briefing was held at DPS’ regional headquarters in Weslaco.
  • September 30, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is making history, graduating its first ever DPS Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class. The class of 15 Troopers graduated during a ceremony at DPS Headquarters in Austin on Thursday, Sept. 30.
  • September 29, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced the release of the 2020 Crime in Texas Report. The report is a collaborative effort and the direct result of the more than 1,200 Texas sheriffs and chiefs of police who participate in the Uniform Crime Reporting program.
  • September 28, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added two men to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Lists. Charles Lee Tillman, Jr., of Missouri City, is on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List. Bobby Joe Flores, Jr., of Duncanville, is now on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders List. Texas Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $7,500 for information leading to Tillman’s arrest and capture and $5,000 for Flores. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
  • September 24, 2021
    AUSTIN – Two of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Fugitives are back in custody after being arrested this week. Edward De Los Santos was captured Sept. 22 in Austin, and Moises Calderon was captured Sept. 23 in San Antonio. Both arrests were the results of tips and Crime Stoppers rewards will be paid.
  • September 22, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added two men to Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List. Alberto Mendoza and Moises Calderon are being sought, and cash rewards of up to $7,500 each are now offered for information leading to their captures. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
  • September 21, 2021
    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking the public’s help in identifying a vehicle that struck a pedestrian and failed to stop and render aid.
  • September 21, 2021
    AUSTIN – Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 19-25, and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to remind the public that having your children properly secured in a car seat is crucial in reducing their risk of injury and death in a vehicle crash.
  • September 20, 2021
    EL PASO – September 15 & 16, 2021, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Criminal Investigations Division (CID), in conjunction with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), conducted a Prostitution Operation in El Paso, Texas, targeting individuals seeking to exploit and victimize minors and adults online, as well as to identify and apprehend individuals suspected of human trafficking using websites to solicit sexual acts from minors and adults.
  • September 17, 2021
    AUSTIN – The man wanted for throwing a Molotov cocktail at a church near the Capitol Complex on Aug. 31 has been arrested. Eleazar Dushimimana, 21, of Austin, was arrested Sept. 8. His arrest is the result of two Crime Stoppers tips, and multiple rewards will be paid.
  • September 16, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Military Department (TMD) and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today held a briefing at DPS’ regional headquarters in Weslaco to discuss progress made so far during Operation Lone Star (OLS), the mission to secure the southern border under the direction of Governor Greg Abbott.
  • September 15, 2021
    AUSTIN – A Brazoria man is in custody on one count of murder in the 28-year-old homicide of San Antonio teenager Emily Jeanette Garcia. Thomas Ray Galindo, 50, was arrested on Friday at his home in Brazoria by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force and transferred to Comal County, where the crime occurred, on Wednesday. He is charged with killing 15-year-old Garcia in February 1993.
  • September 14, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking information in the 1988 cold case homicide of 15-year-old Michael Flores, of Cameron County. An increased reward of up to $6,000 is now offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible if the tip is received before the next featured Texas Ranger cold case is announced. A $3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest is routinely offered on all cases on the Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website.