On Jan. 1, 2018, DPS will begin accepting applications for Texas State Troopers recruit classes scheduled to begin in 2019. The application deadline is March 14, 2018, for the class beginning Jan. 6, 2019. Training is a 24-week training academy. Instruction covers more than 100 subjects, including counterterrorism, traffic and criminal law, arrest and control procedures, accident reconstruction, first aid and Spanish. They also receive training in use of force, communication skills, firearms, driving, criminal interdiction, cultural diversity and physical fitness.
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.