Press Releases

May 28, 2020
  • February 10, 2023
    AUSTIN – Super Bowl LVII features the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles, but everyone can be a MVP by making safety their number one game plan on Super Bowl Sunday. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reminds football fans, and anyone out on the roads, to please drive responsibly.
  • February 3, 2023
    AUSTIN – Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender John Ashley has been named this month’s Featured Fugitive. The reward for information leading to his arrest is increased to $3,000 if the tip is received this month.
  • January 26, 2023
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Zaed Rashid to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to Rashid’s arrest. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
  • January 25, 2023
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is pleased to announce that in 2022, it had the highest number of Most Wanted Offenders captured in a single year since the program’s inception in 1993. Last year DPS, in cooperation with state, federal, local, and Mexican authorities,* captured a record 72 fugitives and sex offenders. That is more than double the previous record set the year prior.
  • January 25, 2023
    AUSTIN – 2022 was a tremendous year for the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC) program. IPC is a human trafficking and crimes against children program that trains front-line officers to recognize indicators that a child may be a victim, at risk of victimization or missing.
  • January 17, 2023
    AUSTIN – Human trafficking - the use of force, fraud or coercion in any type of labor exploitation or commercial sex act, or when an individual under the age of 18 is involved in commercial sex - can happen to anyone, anywhere. It occurs in every state, every day and often goes unnoticed by those in the community. To draw attention to those victims, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to be vigilant as we mark National Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
  • January 16, 2023
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Regulatory Services Division (RSD), is now accepting new applications for Compassionate Use Program (CUP) dispensing organization licenses. 
  • January 5, 2023
    AUSTIN – Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Sergio Corona has been named this month’s Featured Fugitive. The reward for information leading to his arrest is increased to $4,000 in January if the tip is received this month.
  • January 3, 2023
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Rogelio Salinas, Salomon Marquez and Shacory Pryor to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders List, and Crime Stoppers is now offering a cash reward of up to $3,000 for information leading to each of their arrests. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
  • December 22, 2022
    AUSTIN – Two of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted offenders are back in custody following their recent arrests. Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Juan Favela was arrested in Anthony, New Mexico, and Izeal Sullivan was arrested in San Antonio. No Crime Stoppers rewards will be paid.
  • December 20, 2022
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging everyone to end 2022 safely as they travel and spend time with family and friends this holiday season. The Texas Highway Patrol will conduct its annual Christmas and New Year’s holiday traffic enforcement campaign beginning Dec. 23 and will be out on the roads looking for people who are speeding, not wearing their seat belts, driving while intoxicated or committing other traffic violations.
  • December 15, 2022
    AUSTIN – The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) along with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented eight Lifesaving Awards, two Director’s Awards and a Unit Citation at the PSC meeting on Thursday, Dec. 15, at DPS Headquarters in Austin. Two criminal intelligence analysts were also recognized for their tremendous work.
  • December 13, 2022
    Several divisions of the Texas Department of Public Safety, including the Executive Protection Bureau, Aircraft Operations, Training Operations and Texas Highway Patrol Divisions, participate in the Texas Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) Program.
  • December 13, 2022
    AUSTIN – On Tuesday, December 13, 2022, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) began conducting enhanced commercial vehicle safety inspections at random as they cross international ports of entry (POEs) into Texas.
  • December 5, 2022
    AUSTIN – Three of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted offenders are back in custody. Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Patrick Carrier was arrested in Houston. Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Eduardo Fuentes was arrested in Edinburg, and Jaquille Chefney was arrested in Austin. No Crime Stoppers rewards will be paid.