DPS News

February 19, 2020

Recent Press Releases

  • May 16, 2024
    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today dedicated the new DPS Fallen Officers Memorial and display during the department’s annual Peace Officers Memorial Service in Austin.
  • May 8, 2024
    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is proud to announce the winners of this year’s 12th annual Top Trooper Competition: Top male Trooper Trevor Topper (Archer City) and Top female Trooper Melanie Moreno (Alice).
  • May 6, 2024
    AUSTIN – Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Marcos Christopher Alonzo is this month’s Featured Fugitive. The reward for information leading to his arrest is increased to $4,000 during May 2024 if the tip is received this month.
  • April 29, 2024
    This month, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) recognizes the 15-year anniversary of its lifesaving Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC) program. Launched by DPS in April 2009, the IPC program trains front-line officers to recognize indicators that a child may be a victim, at-risk of victimization or missing and identify individuals who pose a high-risk threat to a child.
  • April 16, 2024
    AUSTIN – The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC), along with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw, recognized the heroic actions of several Texans at the Public Safety Commission meeting at DPS Headquarters in Austin. Commissioners and Director McCraw presented one Purple Heart, seven Lifesaving Awards and one Unit Citation to members of DPS.
  • April 10, 2024
    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announces three of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted offenders are back in custody following their recent arrests. Authorities arrested Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives Juan Huerta and Jesse Vega on March 26 and April 3, respectively. Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Hayden Abel III was arrested on April 2, and a Texas Crime Stoppers reward will be paid in his arrest.
  • April 7, 2024
    Pursuant to Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 390.23 and Chapter 644 of the Texas Transportation Code, Colonel Steven C. McCraw, Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, has declared a local emergency exists which justifies certain exemptions from Parts 390 through 399 of Title 49 (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations). Such emergency declaration is in response to the solar eclipse and related traffic and possible supply chain shortages in the State of Texas.
  • April 5, 2024
    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today urged Texans and those visiting the state to prepare accordingly and follow safety tips ahead of the historic total solar eclipse expected to impact dozens of communities next week.