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Legislative Update – Dec, 2020

This is the tenth in a series of legislative updates that will be submitted monthly to the TSTA Newsletter. We will be covering issues relating to law enforcement, public safety, homeland security, and other legislative matters of general interest.

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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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LATEST NEWS: DPS Highlights Major Achievements for IPC Program in 2022

AUSTIN – 2022 was a tremendous year for DPS’ Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC) program. IPC is a human trafficking and crimes against children program that trains front-line officers to recognize indicators that a child may be a victim, at risk of victimization or missing.

In the last year, DPS’ IPC personnel have traveled to seven states and Canada to get this valuable training into more areas. In 2022, the department has given 19 IPC basic classes and trained a total of 709 students. Personnel have attended 22 conferences and briefings to present to more than 1,800 people.

Read more ➡ bit.ly/3R3vPal.
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