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Recruit Class Update
Class B-2022 In Training Week 17 83 Trainees assigned 1 resigned citing this is not the job for them after continued training struggles 1 resigned citing irreconcilable family problems EVOC Classroom Firearms Classroom Fitness and Wellness Part II Class C-2022 Sergeant Dexter Freeman- Lead Training Instructor Receiving week begins Monday October 17, 2022 (administrative) Training Day 1 begins Sunday October 23, 2022 @7am Special Note: Thank you to Everyone who attended...

Governor Abbott Lauds Bravery Of Law Enforcement At Texas Department Of Public Safety Graduation Ceremony
AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today celebrated the hard work and dedication of new law enforcement graduates to serve and protect during his keynote address at the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Recruit Graduation Ceremony in Austin. Addressing the crowd of new graduates and their families, the Governor congratulated the graduating members of DPS recruit class A-2022 for completing their rigorous 28-week training program and thanked them for answering the higher call to protect and ...

Written Testimony before the Public Safety Commission regarding the Command Presence Policy with DPS
Public Safety Commission - August 25, 2022 Testimony by DPSOA President Richard Jankovsky My name is Lt. Richard Jankovsky. I am a state trooper stationed out of Victoria and am President of the Department of Public Safety Officers Association (DPSOA). I am here to address items B & D under New Business. First, item B regarding discussion and possible action on the Health, Physical Fitness and Command Presence Policy. As President of DPSOA, I continue to hear from many members who are dee...

News from the Capitol
Legislative Appropriation Requests, Budget Hearings State agencies have begun to submit their Legislative Appropriation Requests (LARs) for the 2024-2025 state budget. Agency submissions will continue throughout the month and may be viewed here as they are submitted: https://www.lbb.texas.gov/Agency_Docs.aspx The Office of the Governor and Legislative Budget Board will begin joint budget hearings to review the LAR starting tomorrow and will continue through the end of the year. To view...

Recruit Class Update
Class A-2022 Graduation Week 45 Trainees assigned National Defense Ribbon Presentation, August 24, 2022 8am Capitol Auditorium Family Night/Badge Pinning Ceremony, August 25, 2022 3pm – 5pm Great Hills Baptist Church Graduation, August 26, 2022 10am Great Hills Baptist Church Class B-2022 In Training Week 16 85 Trainees assigned 1 resigned, unable to meet ACT expectations during evaluations Patrol Procedures at the Tactical Training Center Class C-2022 ...

Recruit Class Update
Class A-2022 In Training Week 26 45 Trainees assigned Joint Field Training Exercise (JFTX) set for August 15-19 Legacy Run August 19, 2022 (leaving Academy 4am) Graduation Venue Set Great Hills Baptist Church on August 26, 2022 @10am Class B-2022 In Training Week 14 87 Trainees assigned 1 Transferred to DLD to return for C-22 Class C-2022 Sergeant Dexter Freeman- Lead Training Instructor Receiving week begins Monday October 17, 2022 (administrative) ...

News from the Capitol
Texas Democrats Approve New Party Platform The Texas Democratic Party approved its new platform over the weekend. The new Democratic platform can be viewed here. Governor Appoints Kathleen Jackson to Public Utility Commission Of Texas Governor Abbott has appointed Kathleen Jackson to the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) for a term set to expire on September 1, 2027. Kathleen Jackson of Beaumont is a board member of the Texas Water Development Board, where she has served since ...

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