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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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What an honor!

Retired Cpt. Wayne Pullen (left) handcrafted this one-of-a-kind plaque for friend and fellow coworker, retired Trooper Raymond Hopson.

More than 50 years of experience between these two and many memories.

Thank you both for your service.
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LATEST NEWS: Texas 10 Most Wanted Program Doubles Previous Record Number of Captures in 2022

AUSTIN – DPS is pleased to announce that in 2022 it had the highest number of Most Wanted Offenders captured in a single year since the program’s inception in 1993. Last year, DPS, in cooperation with state, federal, local and Mexican authorities,* captured a record 72 fugitives and sex offenders. That is more than double the previous record set the year prior.

“Public safety is a top priority in the State of Texas, and I am proud of the brave DPS troopers and law enforcement partners who have contributed to this record-breaking achievement,” said Governor Greg Abbott.

In addition to the 72 captures, $88,000 in reward money was paid in anonymous tips that resulted in arrests. Read more about the accomplishments at bit.ly/3R5msXy.
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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.