DPS Graduates 122 New Highway Patrol Troopers
Austin
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   IN MEMORIAM: Sergeant Royce Eugene McQuaig II
ߦ   Childs Body Found on Galveston Beach, No Identity
ߦ   Arrest Made in Murder Case from San Luis Resort
ߦ   THE ELEVEN - Television series continues about the murders linked to Edward Harold Bell
ߦ   Coast Guard responds to barge fire offshore of Port Aransas
ߦ   Fake COP Pulled Over Real Off-Duty Police Officer On Texas Road
ߦ   Former HPD officer indicted for shooting neighbor in 2016
ߦ   Officer shoots suspect after woman fatally stabbed in north Houston apartment
ߦ   Alabama executes Montgomery cop-killer Torrey Twane McNabb
ߦ   Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in U.S.
ߦ   Constable Deputies Jail Man For Evading Arrest
ߦ   Constables arrest DWI suspect who crashed into a residence
ߦ   Constables arrest two local suspects for conducting fraudulent vehicle inspections
ߦ   Corpus Christi Man Heads to Prison for Possession of Child Pornography
ߦ   Crimes, Criminals and The Cops Who Chase Them
ߦ   Houston Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for IH-10 Drug Trafficking
ߦ   Hurricane Harvey Ravaged Eastern District of Texas Establishes Disaster Fraud Task Force to Combat Fraud and Abuse
ߦ   Jim Schweitzer seeking Re-Election for Justice of the Peace Precinct 2
ߦ   Longview Man Found Guilty of Student Financial Aid Fraud During Federal Trial
ߦ   Paris Police Dept - Daily Arrests/Activity Summary
ߦ   Taylor PD awarded state grant to begin a Victim Services Program
ߦ   Texas man finds his puppy hanged in tree, police investigate
ߦ   Texas Sheriff Calls Out CPS After Foster Dad who Took in 180 Girls is Accused of Sex Abuse
ߦ   Two Jailed In Texas City Drug Raid
ߦ   Hero Down: Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner's Body Recovered
ߦ   Australians are buying guns on the dark web, report reveals
ߦ   Common Internet of Things Devices May Expose Consumers to Cyber Exploitation
ߦ   Constable Deputies Arrest Cell Phone Store Robbers
ߦ   Convicted Fugitive Gets Significant Sentence After Re-capture
ߦ   District Attorney Unveils Community Actions Plans
ߦ   FBI nabs 2 women suspected of bank heist try dressed as nuns
ߦ   Forney Man Sentenced to 151 Months in Federal Prison for Drug Offense
ߦ   Fort Worth Man Admits to Child Sex Trafficking
ߦ   Fourth Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime for Assault Based on Victim’s Sexual Orientation
ߦ   Fugitive Lawyer and Accomplice Indicted for Escape

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:







FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION    PRESS RELEASE

Media and Communications Office

DPS Class of A-2017 Graduation

DPS Graduates 122 New Highway Patrol Troopers

 

 

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw today was joined by members of the Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC), including PSC Chairman Steven P. Mach, as the department commissioned 122 men and women as the state’s newest Highway Patrol Troopers. Chairman Mach was the keynote speaker during the recruit graduation ceremony, which was held today in Austin.

 

“It takes a special kind of person to be willing to sacrifice their safety in order to protect others from danger,” Chairman Mach said. “In joining DPS, you have declared to the world that you intend to live a life of purpose serving and protecting the people of the great State of Texas. We are extremely fortunate for your dedication to duty and are proud of each and every one of you – our newest Texas State Troopers.”

 

The A-2017 class, which is the department’s 159th training class, included 15 women, 12 former peace officers and 48 military veterans. The oldest graduate is 49-years-old and the youngest is 21-years-old. The class also included a Trooper whose father, a Highway Patrol Sergeant, died in the line of duty in 2015. It was also the first (known) time two sisters graduated in the same class.

 

“These 122 graduates will join their fellow DPS Troopers as a first line of defense against a wide variety of threats in the communities they serve,” said Director McCraw. “We are counting on you to help make your communities safer, and to uphold the tradition and standards of the Texas Highway Patrol.”

 

The new Troopers will report to duty stations across Texas in the coming weeks and spend the first six months in on-the-job training.

 

The Troopers began the 23-week training academy in January of 2017. Instruction covered more than 100 subjects, including counterterrorism, traffic and criminal law, arrest and control procedures, accident reconstruction, first aid and Spanish. They also received training in use of force, communication skills, firearms, driving, criminal interdiction, cultural diversity and physical fitness.

 

DPS is currently accepting applications for recruit classes scheduled for 2018. The next application deadline is Oct. 1, 2017, for the class beginning July 8, 2018. Are you up to the challenge? To apply or for more information about joining the legion of brave and outstanding officers at the Texas Department of Public Safety, visit www.joindps.com.

 

In addition, DPS schedules recruiting events throughout the year. To find an event in your region, visit http://dps.texas.gov/trainingacademy/recruiting/recruitingEvents.htm#.

 

Additional photos of the event are posted at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/director_staff/media_and_communications/pr/2017/0616a.

 

 

 

### (HQ 2017-65)






Comments:
so very proud of this particular group of fine folks... my nephew is one of these outstanding graduates! Congratulations, Spencer!
Posted by cats at 6/21/2017 10:58:10 AM

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2017 The Police News. All rights reserved.