Press Releases

May 28, 2020
  • January 28, 2020
    HOUSTON – Beginning this Friday, Jan. 31, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will begin upgrading the parking lot of the Houston Gessner Mega Center, located at 12220 South Gessner Houston, TX 77071. The goal of this upgrade is to better serve our customers by expanding the total number of parking spaces at t
  • January 23, 2020
    AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized over 204 pounds of THC products Wednesday, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County. At approximately 11:14 a.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2019 Chevrolet Suburban traveling east on I-40 near Conway, for a traffic violation.
  • January 21, 2020
    AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) added Romeo Torres, Jr., 28, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive list, and a cash reward of up to $7,500 is being offered for information.........................
  • January 15, 2020
    EL PASO – January 9th 2020, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and multiple agencies worked together to locate and ultimately rescue four children who were kidnapped and taken to Mexico. The four children, five months, one, two, and three years of age, were returned to the United States after being taken to Me
  • January 6, 2020
    AUSTIN - At the direction of Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) produced two state intelligence assessments on critical threats to Texas.........................
  • December 20, 2019
    LUBBOCK – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Northwest Texas Region sponsored two families for Christmas this year. DPS Troopers and employees shopped, wrapped gifts and delivered presents to the families who live in Lubbock and Buffalo Gap. DPS offices in Lub
  • December 19, 2019
    AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to remind all Texans to do their part to celebrate the holiday season responsibly by obeying traffic laws, practicing safe driving habits and .........................
  • December 19, 2019
    AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 106 pounds of marijuana, more than four pounds of THC wax and $7,002 in cash Tuesday, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Oldham County. At approximately 12:49 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu traveling
  • December 19, 2019
    AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 101 pounds of marijuana Wednesday, December 18, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County. At approximately 2:59 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado traveling east on I-40 near Conway, for a traf
  • December 19, 2019
    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
  • December 15, 2019
    AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 43 pounds of methamphetamine Thursday, Dec. 12, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County. At approximately 12:52 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2002 GMC Denali traveling east on I-40 near Conway, for a traffic violation. The Troo
  • December 12, 2019
    AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) graduated five Troopers and five canines from an nine-week training program.........................
  • December 8, 2019
    AUSTIN - One of Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders, Russell Scott Ford, was captured on Monday, Dec. 2, in Beaumont. Ford, 57, was wanted for parole violation and failure to register as a sex offender.........................
  • December 8, 2019
    AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 3,350 pounds of marijuana Thursday, December 5, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County. At approximately 5:51 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2016 Ford U-Haul traveling east on I-40 near Conway, for a traffic violation. Th
  • November 25, 2019
    AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) joined city, county and state officials to announce the “Interstate 40 Challenge: The Drive toward Zero Fatalities” traffic enforcement campaign during the 2019 Thanksgiving holiday period.    The challenge was issued to seven state police/highway pa