Texas DPS

Human Smuggling Stop in Laredo Sector

Armed Juvenile Human Smuggler Arrested After Pursuit near Texas Border

A Texas juvenile faces multiple state charges related to firearms and human smuggling after leading police and Border Patrol agents on a chase that spanned more than 80 miles. The pursuit ended when the teenage driver crashed his pickup truck loaded with nine illegal immigrants into a concrete barrier.

DPS Troopers

52 New Texas DPS Troopers Headed to the Border

Texas is sending fifty-two new Department of Public Safety troopers to the Texas/Mexico border region. The new troopers are part of the State’s efforts to beef up border security by providing more permanent law enforcement resources along the border region.

Texas Severe Storms

Abbott Activates State Operations Center, Menacing Storms Marching across Texas

Governor Greg Abbott has elevated activation of the Texas State Operations Center (SOC) in anticipation of forecasted severe storms approaching Texas. This action will enable the State of Texas to respond in a timely manner should the need arise. The Governor’s office called the approaching storms “a significant weather event.”

A Few Good Troopers

Texas DPS Looking for a Few Good Troopers

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is looking for a few good police officers to join the ranks of Texas Highway Patrol troopers. The DPS announced a new program under which currently certified peace officers can apply to be enrolled in a special accelerated course. The program is in response to Governor Greg Abbott’s plan to hire an additional 500 troopers to increase border security.