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Texas Program Trains Patrol Officers How to Spot Child Trafficking

May 14, 2018
A Texas-based training program, called Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC), teaches law enforcement officers how to spot indicators of child-sex trafficking and conduct roadside investigations.

Texas DPS to Start Tracking Troopers' Waistlines

March 9, 2018
Beginning this month, the Texas Department of Public Safety will begin recording the height, weight and "waist [belly] measurement" of its 4,297 commissioned officers during their routine physical readiness tests to determine if they are obese.

Widow of Slain Texas Trooper Pushing for Tougher "Bond" Laws

March 6, 2018
Trooper Damon Allen was shot and killed on Thanksgiving Day in Freestone County, TX. Investigators say the trooper's suspected killer was out on bond for assaulting a Smith County, TX, deputy in July. Allen's wife wants to prevent repeat offenders from killing law enforcement officers.

Brazos County Sheriff’s Office is First Local Agency in Texas to Subscribe to FirstNet

March 4, 2018
“It’s absolutely thrilling to have a dedicated public safety broadband network,” says Brazos County Sheriff Chris Kirk. “We’re still doing the same job. But with FirstNet, we can do it even better and faster than before. We have all the information we need at our fingertips, backed by the connectivity needed to access it. And most importantly, it keeps our deputies out in the neighborhoods, so we can spend more time serving Brazos County.”

Video: Texas Trooper Wounded in Shootout After Traffic Stop

February 19, 2018
The shootout happened after the suspect gave the trooper a false name during a traffic stop, resisted arrest, and fled, leading the trooper on a chase.

Texas Trooper Wounded in Shootout After Traffic Stop

February 19, 2018
According to DPS spokesman Deon Cockrell, the shootout happened after the suspect gave the trooper a false name during a traffic stop, resisted arrest, and fled, leading the trooper on a chase. More Here.

Video: Man Charged in Thanksgiving Killing of TX Trooper Brutally Attacked Another Officer 2 Years Ago, Out on Plea Bargain

December 1, 2017
The deputy suffered a broken nose and two black eyes during a beating that lasted almost two minutes. He needed six stitches to close wounds above both his eyes.

Man Charged in Thanksgiving Killing of TX Trooper Brutally Attacked Another Officer 2 Years Ago,  Out on Plea Bargain

December 1, 2017
The deputy suffered a broken nose and two black eyes during a beating that lasted almost two minutes. He needed six stitches to close wounds above both his eyes. More Here.

TX Trooper Shot and Killed During Thanksgiving Traffic Stop

November 24, 2017
Trooper Damon Allen, 41, was reportedly shot and killed shortly before 4 p.m. by a man using a rifle. DPS said Allen joined the department in 2002 and was married with three children.

Texas Trooper Killed in Interstate Crash

November 6, 2017
A 35-year veteran Texas state trooper died Saturday after being struck by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop about 3 p.m. on southbound Interstate 35 in Temple.

Video: Police Say TX Arrestee Slipped Cuffs, Stole Patrol Vehicle

September 6, 2017
"As officers went through her bags of stolen goods, [Toscha] Sponsler removed her seat belt, slipped her cuffs and climbed through a window partition to the driver’s seat,” authorities said.

Woman Calls Texas TV Station During Police Chase

March 24, 2017
A woman on the run from police called Houston TV station ABC13 during a high-speed chase, and was advised to pull over and surrender peacefully. The pursuit that lasted more than 40 minutes came to an end while the driver was still on the phone with the managing editor of the station's news staff.

Video: Woman Calls Texas TV Station During Police Chase

March 24, 2017
A woman on the run from police called Houston TV station ABC13 during a high-speed chase, and was advised to pull over and surrender peacefully. The pursuit that lasted more than 40 minutes came to an end while the driver was still on the phone with the managing editor of the station's news staff.

Video: TX Police Chief Arrested After Standoff at His Home

March 23, 2017
After gunfire, a brief chase, and negotiations by police radio, the police chief in Normangee, TX, has been arrested. He is charged with evading arrest and deadly conduct.

TX Police Chief Arrested After Standoff at His Home

March 23, 2017
After gunfire, a brief chase, and negotiations by police radio, the police chief in Normangee, TX, has been arrested. He is charged with evading arrest and deadly conduct. More Here.

Video: TX Trooper Critically Injured After Woman Crashes Into Cruiser

September 6, 2016
A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper working a DWI Labor Day weekend task force is in critical condition after a suspected drunk driver slammed into his vehicle early Monday.

TX Trooper Critically Injured After Woman Crashes Into Cruiser

September 6, 2016
A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper working a DWI Labor Day weekend task force is in critical condition after a suspected drunk driver slammed into his vehicle early Monday. More Here.

Texas Trooper Killed in Single-Car Accident

March 27, 2016
The Texas Department of Public Safety said a Highway Patrol trooper died in a single-car accident in Northeast Texas late Saturday night.

Texas Trooper who Stopped Sandra Bland Charged with Perjury, to be Fired

January 7, 2016
A grand jury indicted Trooper Brian Encinia on the misdemeanor count, alleging he lied about how he removed 28-year-old Sandra Bland from her vehicle during the July traffic stop. More Here.

Video: Texas Trooper who Stopped Sandra Bland Charged with Perjury, to be Fired

January 7, 2016
A grand jury indicted Trooper Brian Encinia on the misdemeanor count, alleging he lied about how he removed 28-year-old Sandra Bland from her vehicle during the July traffic stop.
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