Texas Department of Public Safety

5805 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78752
Phone Number: 512-424-2000
Website: http://www.dps.texas.gov


The Texas Department of Public Safety endeavors to proactively protect the citizens of Texas in an ever-changing threat environment while always remaining faithful to the U.S. and State Constitution. The goals of the department include combatting crime and terrorism, enhancing highway and public safety, enhancing statewide emergency management, and enhancing public safety licensing and regulatory services. Current programs include enforcement of motor carrier safety regulations, enforcement of weight and size laws, enforcement of hazardous material regulations, enforcement of registration laws applicable to commercial vehicles, enforcement of all traffic laws, and enforcement of criminal law.

Mission Statement

Protect and Serve Texas

Useful Resources


Enforcement of Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
Enforcement of Weight and Size Laws
Enforcement of Hazardous Material Regulations
Enforcement of Registration Laws Applicable to Commercial Vehicles
Enforcement of All Traffic Laws
Enforcement of Criminal Law

Related Links:

Texas Administrative Code
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV)
US Department of Transportation (US DOT)
US DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) USDOT Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Texas Department of Insurance
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Texas Commission on Environmental Quality TXDOT Non-Radioactive Hazardous Materials Routing Publications

Texas Department of Public Safety
The Borderplex Alliance
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Juarez Municipality
Asociación de Maquiladoras
El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization
U.S. House of Representatives
Texas Department of Transportation
City of El Paso
El Paso International Bridges
FIDE Puentes
Texas A&M Transportation Institute