Description: The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the state police agency, charged with enforcing laws, preserving order, and protecting the rights, privileges, property, and well-being of Texas citizens. These records document the functions of DPS in crime suppression and control, motor vehicle highway transportation and management, and disaster and emergency activities. Types of records include correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, reports, clippings, testimony, affidavits, warrants and orders, indictments, audio recordings, photographs, films, press releases, statistics, manuals, rosters, minutes, notices, speeches, publications, newsletters, printed material, organizational charts, memorabilia, and a scrapbook. Records date 1930-1931, 1934-2000, and undated. Included are Public Safety Commission minutes, central files of the senior ranger captains of the Texas Rangers headquartered in Austin, Criminal Law Enforcement Division investigation files, training records, files of the Legal Services Section, records of the Public Information Office, and Office of Defense and Disaster Relief records.
Citation information: (Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Department of Public Safety records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Arrangement: These records have been organized by State Archives staff into nine series: Texas Public Safety Commission minutes, 1962-2000; Texas Ranger Division records, 1963-1995; Criminal Law Enforcement Division investigation files, 1934-1990; Training Academy records, 1930-1999; Director's Staff: Legal Services Section files, 1958-1986; Director's Staff: Public Information Office records, 1937-1997; Office of Defense and Disaster Relief records, 1949-1994; Photographic and film media, 1937-1971; Clippings, 1935-1936, 0.5 cubic ft.
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