• September 22, 2021

Tags : texas dps

DPS expands DL service offerings, Now accepting appointments for renewals,

AUSTIN – As the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) continues with the phased reopening of driver license (DL) offices, on Tuesday the department announced the expansion of in-person services across the state. This includes offering renewal and replacement appointments, as well as Saturday appointments for these services at select offices. Nearly 700,000 Texans had […]Read More

This Texas program lands poor people in jail. Getting rid

Texas lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are pushing to fix a program that critics say traps low-income drivers in a cycle of debt — with hopes that this time, they’ll find a solution. The Driver Responsibility Program, enacted in 2003, charges Texas drivers additional yearly fees for certain traffic violations — from $100 […]Read More

EPPD, Texas DPS Announce Joint Citizen Academy

The El Paso Police Department (EPPD), in conjunction with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), is now accepting applications for the next Citizen’s Academy, which begins September 25, 2018. The Citizens Academy is designed to educate students about the many safety challenges Texans face every day and how law enforcement organizations function on a […]Read More

Texas Will Give Out Enough Bulletproof Vests to Equip 40%

Texas is doling out almost $23 million in state funds to provide enough bulletproof vests to equip more than 40 percent of licensed law enforcement officers in the state. Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, released a list of 453 agencies this week that will receive funding through a grant created by legislators last year after a sniper killed five police […]Read More

DPS Urges Texans to Stay Vigilant, Report Suspicious Activity

AUSTIN – In light of the attack in Las Vegas over the weekend and as part of national Crime Prevention Month (October), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is calling on all Texans to remain vigilant regarding potential crime and terrorist activity in their communities, and to report suspicious behaviors to local authorities or […]Read More

Texas DPS Releases Annual Threat Overview Report

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released the 2017 Texas Public Safety Threat Overview, a state intelligence estimate that offers an assessment of the current public safety threats to Texas. “Protecting Texans from the full scope of public safety and homeland security threats is the foremost goal of DPS, and the […]Read More

DPS Launches Enhanced Traffic Enforcement for Holidays

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging drivers to help make the holidays safer by driving sober and using extra caution. In an effort to protect travelers on our roadways, DPS Troopers, as well as local law enforcement across the state, will conduct traffic patrols throughout the holiday weekends of Dec. […]Read More

State Nearing Goal of 250 New Border Troopers

The Texas Department of Public Safety is nearing its goal of permanently assigning 250 additional troopers to the state’s border with Mexico. And after initially concentrating its efforts in the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas, the agency is now expanding its target area to include West Texas and Big Bend. By the end of August, the […]Read More

DPS Program Assists 3,800 Victims of Crime, Trauma in 2015

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced today that the DPS Victim Services program provided services to more than 3,800 victims and their family members throughout Texas in 2015. Created in 1997, the DPS program is designed to offer assistance to victims of crimes and other traumatic events, including non-crime fatal crashes […]Read More

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