Texas DPS

A tanker truck delivers gasoline to a gas station. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Safety Effort Targets Commercial Vehicles

The Texas Department of Public Safety has joined a three-day nationwide safety effort called Roadcheck targeting commercial vehicles and drivers.

06/03/2014

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Guilty Plea In Roadside Cavity Search Case

A fired female state trooper pleaded guilty to criminal charges on Friday after conducting illegal cavity searches on two women along the side of the road in 2012.

05/23/2014

Senior Hurricane Specialist Jack Beven tracks Hurricane Irene at the National Hurricane Center on August 24, 2011 in Miami, Florida. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Texans Urged To Prepare For Hurricane Season

Hurricane season doesn’t start for another couple weeks, but the Texas DPS is urging Texans — especially those near the coast — to begin preparing now for possible storms.

05/21/2014

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

Texas DPS Increasing Patrols For Memorial Day

Texans can expect to see more state troopers on patrol over the long Memorial Day weekend. The increased patrols will be looking out for drunken drivers and other safety issues.

05/20/2014

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Officers On Horseback Patrol Texas Capitol

Troopers on patrol at the Texas Capitol complex now have another way to make their rounds. The Texas Department of Public Safety has started a mounted horse patrol.

05/07/2014

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Texas DPS Urges Safety Around Motorcycles

Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month began Thursday. The Texas DPS urges drivers to use caution around motorcycles and scooters after nearly 500 deaths last year.

05/01/2014

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

Texas DPS Center To Help Child Crime Victims

The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced creation of the Texas Crimes Against Children Center to help and protect the state’s youngest crime victims.

03/19/2014

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

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‘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

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