DPS Turns 75

The Department of Public Safety was formed 75 years ago today by the legislature, a combination of the Texas Rangers and Texas Highway Patrol.  Director Steve McCraw says from the beginning the department has been successful. “The department’s success has been and always shall be because of its outstanding people.”  McCraw says that’s because “our people embody the core values of integrity, excellence, teamwork and accountability.”  He says the DPS will continue to face every threat and challenge thrown at it with the same commitment of protecting Texans its always had.