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State Report Highlights Public Safety Threats to Texas

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 […]

JANUARY 2017 TSTA NEWSLETTER

Dear Members and Friends of TSTA, Read the January 2016 issue of the Texas State Trooper by clicking here. In this edition we want you to know that TSTA is working for you, and that you may be assured the Board of Directors wants only the best for TSTA and its’ members. Deborah Ingersoll, TSTA’s […]

ERS: Remember to use your new pharmacy card on January 1

Your pharmacy needs to see your new ID card starting January 1 If you are an employee or retiree enrolled in HealthSelectSM of Texas or Consumer Directed HealthSelect, you should have received a new ID card to use for medical appointments and at the pharmacy. Begin showing your new ID card to your medical providers […]

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. […]

DECEMBER 2016 TSTA NEWSLETTER

Dear Members and Friends of TSTA, Read the December 2016 issue of the Texas State Trooper by clicking here. Our cover story features Jack Lawler, the retiring editor of TSTA’s newsletter. Jack, it’s been a great 25 years. We’ll miss you. Judge Gist has a great article concerning investigative stops supporting subsequent searches. This is […]

OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2016 TSTA NEWSLETTER

Dear Members and Friends of TSTA, Read the October-November 2016 issue of Texas State Trooper by clicking here. The front page features Rick & Don Metcalf who for years have honored the memories of fallen troopers. Also it continues on to explain what we can do to assist them and the project. On page 2 […]

DPS Offers Halloween Safety Tips for Texans

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding parents, drivers and children that Halloween can be fun without sacrificing safety. Adults and kids can avoid a variety of potential dangers by adhering to basic safety practices and using extra caution in areas where trick-or-treaters will be celebrating. “As we head into the […]

Orange trooper awarded Purple Heart from Texas DPS

A Texas Highway Patrol trooper in Orange received a Purple Heart Thursday from the Texas Public Safety Commission and Texas Department of Public Safety, DPS announced. Kimberly Ousman suffered “multiple injuries” on July 23, 2014, when she was struck while conducting a crash investigation along Interstate 10 in Orange County, according to Texas DPS. A […]

Texas troopers to ride some school buses in safety push

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Some Texas troopers will give up patrol cars and instead ride school buses in a child safety effort. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the plan is part of National School Bus Safety Week, which began Monday and runs through Friday. It’s illegal in Texas to pass any school bus […]

Public Safety Commission, DPS Honor Employees

AUSTIN – The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented one Purple Heart and three Lifesaving Awards to employees for their admirable service and courageous actions. “Every day our commissioned personnel put their lives on the line to protect and serve the residents of this state, […]