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A police official conducts a field sobriety test at a DUI traffic checkpoint on June 4, 2007. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Texas Troopers Ready For Spring Break

The Texas Department of Public Safety said that increased patrols began on Friday and will run through March 23, to help keep travelers safe during spring break.

03/07/2014

The shadows of children playing are cast on a brick wall. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Texas DPS Helped Rescue 39 Exploited Kids

Texas troopers have helped rescue 39 missing or sexually exploited children in trafficking-related investigations during 2013.

02/13/2014

(credit: Chuck Schechner/KRLD NewsRadio 1080)

‘Move Over’ Laws Keep 1st Responders Safe, Hard To Enforce

Between Monday night and Tuesday morning, emergency crews responded to nearly 700 accidents across the Metroplex. And as is evident after a Dallas firefighter was killed, responding to those crashes can put first responders in jeopardy.

CBSDFW.COM–02/11/2014

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Most North Texas Drivers Play It Safe On Slick Roads

As of Noon Tuesday, Dallas’ Department of Street Services continued its sanding operations at Ice Force Level 1. Crews focused on bridges, overpasses, inclines and critical public safety areas.

CBS 11–02/11/2014

A woman walks the white line during a field sobriety test. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Nearly 1,500 Holiday DWI Arrests In Texas

The Texas DPS on Friday announced the results of increased traffic enforcement from December 13 through January 21. Troopers made nearly 1,500 DWI arrests.

01/31/2014

A roadside sign alerts drivers to be on the lookout for a missing child. (credit: AP Photo)

Nation Observes Amber Alert Anniversary

Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety are joining law enforcement agents around the nation in observing National Amber Alert Awareness Day on Monday.

01/13/2014

(credit: Texas Department of Public Safety)

Most Wanted Sex Offender Captured In Dallas

A violent convicted felon on the Texas Department of Public Safety’s 10 Most Wanted sex offender list has been caught in Dallas.

12/19/2013

A police officer conducts a field sobriety test during a DUI traffic stop. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Texas DPS Increasing Holiday Patrols

The Texas DPS said that additional DWI patrols began Friday and will run through January 2. The period includes both the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.

12/13/2013

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Important Winter Storm Phone Numbers

DFW is bracing for a winter storm. If you need to travel outside either before or during the storm, you should keep these emergency telephone numbers handy.

12/05/2013

Jimmy Jay Gillman (credit: Johnson County Sheriff's Office)

Texas DPS Trooper Arrested For Meth

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday announced the arrest of Jimmy Jay Gillman of Cleburne. He has been charged with possessing methamphetamine.

12/04/2013

A police official conducts a field sobriety test at a DUI traffic checkpoint on June 4, 2007. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

DPS Watching For Holiday DWI Violators

State troopers will be on the road, watching for people driving drunk and other traffic violators during the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend from Wednesday through Sunday.

11/25/2013

A voter places a sticker indicating that he has cast his ballot. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Voter ID Law Already Causing Confusion

The new Texas voter ID law is already in effect for this election season, and was used across the state during early voting. The law is intended to deter fake voters, but several public officials have already run into issues.

11/04/2013

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