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The Texas State Troopers Association was established in 1984 and is an independent voluntary membership organization for active and retired commissioned officers of the Texas Department of Public Safety. Membership is open to all active and retired commissioned officers of all ranks and all divisions of the DPS. TSTA is not part of the DPS or of the state government of Texas. TSTA is a non-profit, tax-exempt Texas corporation organized under section 501(c) (5) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Association relies solely on the contributions of citizens.

Donations to TSTA are not tax deductible as charitable contributions because it engages in legislative advocacy.

TSTA strives to improve the standards and conditions of employment, training, safety, retirement benefits, and education for its members and all Texas DPS commissioned officers through legislative advocacy and legal representation. In doing this, TSTA is dedicated to improving the quality of law enforcement all over Texas. The goal of TSTA is to protect and serve those who protect and serve us, the DPS officers of Texas.

Every day, commissioned DPS officers lay their lives on the line for the people of Texas. Please consider supporting the Texas State Troopers Association. Our mission is selfless. Our heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect and serve the people of the great state of Texas.

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Ahead of “If You See Something, Say Something®” Awareness Day (#SeeSayDay) this Sunday, we wanted to share this helpful flyer from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about how to recognize the signs of suspicious activity.

To learn more about DHS’ #SeeSayDay, its mission and how you can play a role, visit bit.ly/3nPmTrc. #SeeSayDay
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LATEST NEWS: Texas Rangers Bring Family Justice in 1988 Cold Case Murder

AUSTIN – More than 30 years after the crime, the Texas Rangers Unsolved Crimes Investigation Program (UCIP) has helped secure a conviction in the 1988 killing of Patricia Ann Howell Jacobs.

On Sept. 20, 2022, Daniel Andrew MacGinnis entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to serve 20 years for her murder. That sentence will run concurrently with a previous 199-year sentence on unrelated drug and weapons charges in Tyler County.

Read more at bit.ly/3SxQt21.
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Fentanyl is a deadly drug impacting Texas, with an 89% increase in fentanyl-related deaths reported in Texas in 2021 compared to 2020. There is no time to waste in getting this dangerous, lethal drug off our streets, and DPS is working hard every day to do just that.

In the fight against fentanyl, DPS has seized over 336.3 million lethal doses of fentanyl thus far as part of Gov. Greg Abbott's Operation Lone Star border mission.
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Membership is open to all active and retired commissioned officers of all ranks and all divisions of the Texas Department of Public Safety.