Texas Department of Public Safety

Established by the Texas Legislature on August 10, 1935, the Texas Department of Public Safety was created by the consolidation of the Texas Highway Motor Patrol with the Texas Rangers. Since that time, its duties have grown to include such activities as the state licensing of drivers, vehicle inspection, narcotics enforcement, and the State Civil Defense Office, (now the Division of Emergency Management,) which aids local governments during times of natural disaster or social upheaval. While its duties have evolved over time, the mission of the DPS has remained constant - to provide public safety services to those people in the state of Texas by enforcing laws, administering regulatory programs, managing records, educating the public, and managing emergencies, both directly and through interaction with other agencies.

Colonel Homer Garrison Jr. welcomes DPS officers to th...
Educational film from the TX DPS on the importance of...
Texas Department of Public Safety patrolman gives tips...
Training film made by the Texas DPS to educate law enf...
Silent film clip demonstrating evacuation procedures f...
Training film produced by the National Automobile Thef...
Reel from the Department of Public Safety Museum colle...
Homer Garrison speaks about traffic safety during the...
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