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DPS Issues Statement on Death of Retired DPS Crime Lab Director

AUSTIN - Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw issued the following statement on the death of J.D. Chastain who retired as the DPS Crime Lab Director


Reminder: Reward Increased to $12,500 for Most Wanted Fugitive from Abilene

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding the public that the reward for Jesus Alberto Villegas, 39, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month's featured fugitive, has been increased to


DPS Offers Increased Reward, Seeks Leads in 2004 Lubbock County Murder

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public's help in solving the 2004 homicide of Linda Trevino Carbajal, and an increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information


DPS Warns Texans of Safety Concerns in Summer Heat

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to take extra safety precautions as temperatures and heat indices continue to reach 100 degrees and above in many parts of the state


DPS: Make Plans for CDL Testing Today

AUSTIN - Summer is one of the busiest times at driver license offices statewide, and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding all customers seeking a Commercial Driver License (CDL) to begin the process as early as possible


In Case You Missed It: DPS Recognizes Lifesaving, Exceptional Efforts

AUSTIN - The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented two Adolph Thomas Distinguished Service Awards, two Director's Citations, nine Lifesaving Awards and two Director's Awards


DPS Inspects Nearly 8,000 Commercial Vehicles During Roadcheck

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) inspected 7,980 commercial motor vehicles as part of Roadcheck 2018, a national inspection initiative held annually aimed at enhancing commercial motor vehicle safety


DPS Launches Temporary Initiative to Address Summer-Related Safety Concerns at Six DL Offices

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced a temporary measure to reduce overcrowding at six driver license (DL) offices


Reminder: Starting Today, DPS Increases Traffic Enforcement for Fourth of July Holiday

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be increasing traffic enforcement for the Fourth of July holiday starting Tuesday, July 3 through Wednesday, July 4


Reward Increased to $12,500 for Most Wanted Fugitive from Abilene

AUSTIN - The reward for Jesus Alberto Villegas, 39, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month's featured fugitive, has been increased to $12,500 for information leading to his capture


DPS Increases Traffic Enforcement for Fourth of July Holiday

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be increasing traffic enforcement for the Fourth of July holiday from Tuesday, July 3 through Wednesday, July 4


DPS Welcomes 80 New Highway Patrol Troopers

AUSTIN - Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw was joined by members of the Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) as the department commissioned 80 men and women


New Fugitive Added to Most Wanted List, $7,500 Reward Offered for Suspect in El Paso Homicide

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Keith Antonio Boynes, 46, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward of up to $7,500 is now being offered


Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, Sex Offender Arrested

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced that a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender were both recently captured. Jack Earl Sterns Jr., 27, (pictured left) was arrested Wednesday in Nacogdoches, and Christopher Michael Dominguez, 40, (pictured right) was arrested Tuesday in Houston


DPS Urges Texans to Take Safety Precautions This Summer

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to take extra precautions and stay safe as we officially kick off summer today, June 21