Texas Rangers

September 30, 2020

The Texas Rangers are a major division within the Texas Department of Public Safety, with lead investigative responsibility for major violent crimes, unsolved violent crimes, serial criminals, public corruption, public integrity offenses, and officer-involved shootings. The Texas Rangers are also responsible for the state's border security operations program and DPS tactical operations, which includes the Special Operations group, comprised of the DPS Special Weapons and Tactics team, Regional Special Response Teams (SRT's), Ranger Reconnaissance Team, Crisis Negotiations Unit, and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team.

In 2020, the Texas Rangers made 993 felony arrests, and obtained 562 confessions and 537 convictions resulting in three death sentences, 76 life sentences, and 8,531 years sentenced to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

The Texas Ranger Division is comprised of 234 full-time employees, including 166 commissioned Rangers and 68 non-commissioned personnel assigned to the Border Security Operations Center, Joint Operations and Intelligence Centers, and administration.