DPS News

February 19, 2020

Recent Press Releases

  • June 18, 2024
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announces the promotion of Bruce James to Assistant Chief of the Texas Highway Patrol (THP). This promotion is a result of the retirement of Assistant Chief Justin Chrane who served the department for nearly 30 years.  
  • June 14, 2024
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announces two of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted offenders are back in custody following their recent arrests. Authorities arrested Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Perci Newman on June 4 and Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Louis Keeton on June 6.
  • June 14, 2024
    AUSTIN – The Public Safety Commission (PSC), along with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw, recognized the service of several Texans at the PSC meeting at DPS Headquarters in Austin.
  • June 13, 2024
    AUSTIN – Just more than a week after Governor Greg Abbott launched Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Criminal Illegal Immigrants List, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has captured the No. 1 most wanted fugitive from that list.
  • June 10, 2024
    AUSTIN – In support of hurricane preparedness efforts across the state, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reminds Texans to make an emergency plan as hurricane season gets underway. The 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs June 1 through November 30.
  • June 6, 2024
    Just over 24 hours since Governor Greg Abbott launched Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Criminal Illegal Immigrants List, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is announcing the first arrest from that list.
  • June 6, 2024
    Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Ramiro Dominguez is this month’s Featured Fugitive. The reward for information leading to his arrest is increased to $3,000 for the month if the tip is received in June.
  • May 20, 2024
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging Texas motorists to heed driver safety tips and prepare for enhanced Memorial Day enforcement efforts, including the annual Click It or Ticket and Operation Crash Awareness Reduction Effort (CARE) campaigns, starting today, May 20, through Memorial Day, May 27.