The department has set some specific rules officers must follow in order to use the pistol optics. They must use Safariland's level III Holster; only optics-ready pistols from specified manufacturers will be accepted; and they must complete an eight-hour training course prior to putting the pistol optics into service.
July 9, 2018
Texas DPS will acquire 4,000 P320 pistols for official service use throughout the Highway Patrol, Criminal Investigations Divisions (CID), Aircraft Division, Executive Protection Bureau, Intelligence and Counterterrorism, Texas Rangers, SWAT, and Special Operations Group.
June 21, 2018
The chief of the Conroe (TX) Police Department was asked to leave the Texas Ear Nose and Throat Specialists office Tuesday afternoon because he was carrying his firearm.
August 10, 2017
Police booster group Safer Dallas Better Dallas announced Thursday that it plans to raise $250,000 to help pay for more than 100 launchers that shoot sponge rounds. The less-lethal weapons are meant to disarm and incapacitate someone from up to 100 feet away, police officials say.
April 29, 2016
The Allen, TX, police department is hoping to receive a new firearms training center as the result of a bond proposal that will be decided in an upcoming election.
April 18, 2016
A Texas police chief who warns President Barack Obama in a social media video that trying to disarm Americans would "cause a revolution in this country" is the latest law enforcement official to urge citizens to arm themselves in the wake of mass shootings.
December 10, 2015
Waco, Texas, Police discovered a large drug stash during a traffic stop and a fully loaded handgun hidden in the female suspect's vagina.
September 8, 2015
To beef up security measures at National Guard recruitment centers, governors in seven states – Florida, Indiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, and Wisconsin – ordered their Guardsmen to be armed.
July 21, 2015
Texas police chiefs are urging Gov. Greg Abbott to veto legislation repealing certain handgun restrictions in Texas if lawmakers do not remove a controversial provision the chiefs fear would allow criminals to carry firearms without repercussions.
May 28, 2015
Just four days after a deadly force confrontation with an armed, 93-year-old woman, the Hearne, Texas City Council voted to fire the officer who pulled the trigger.
May 11, 2014
The next thing you see is the kid takes off running. He’s not in fear of arrest. He’s attempting to catch the football the police officer has tossed to him. The kid returns the ball to the police officer, who tosses him another one.
January 21, 2014
A Mansfield, Texas, teen who led Grand Prairie police on a nearly 10-hour manhunt after shooting at an officer at a traffic stop early Wednesday morning was pronounced dead after he was shot while walking into a neighborhood Christmas afternoon, police said.
December 26, 2013
Sgt. Adam Sowders was part of a team of officers entering a rural residence east of the town of Somerville to serve a warrant.
December 19, 2013
The Aransas Pass (Texas) Police Department and city manager have begun crafting a policy allowing city employees to carry concealed weapons to protect themselves from an active shooter.
May 17, 2013