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The Texas Department of Public Safety – our State’s police force – is tasked with protecting Texas in the face of an ever-changing threat environment. More than 10,000 DPS personnel – including Texas Rangers, State Troopers, Intelligence Agents, Criminal Investigators, Emergency Management and Crime Lab Personnel, and thousands of others – dedicate themselves to the DPS’s dynamic mission daily.

The Texas Department of Public Safety – our state’s police force – is tasked with protecting Texas in the face of an ever-changing threat environment. More than 10,000 DPS employees – including Texas Rangers, State Troopers, Intelligence Agents, Criminal Investigators, Emergency Management and Crime Lab Personnel, and thousands of others – dedicate themselves to the DPS’s dynamic mission daily.

OUR MISSION

The Texas Department of Public Safety Foundation’s mission is to provide support to Texas Department of Public Safety personnel and their families in times of need.

OUR VISION

Supporting the Texas Department of Public Safety in making Texas a safer place.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Texas Department of Public Safety Foundation is governed by a Board of Proud Texans committed to serving Texas’ premier law enforcement agency:

  • Chair of the Board- C. Tom Clowe, Jr.
  • Vice Chair- Lamar Beckworth  Retired Colonel, Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Vice Chair- James A. Savage, Jr.  Senior Vice President Global Security, Hunt Consolidated, Inc.
  • Secretary- Darrell Taylor  Vice President of Loss Prevention and Security, H-E-B
  • Treasurer– Carin Marcy Barth, LB Capital, Inc.
  • Scott Anderson  Co-Owner, Anderson Oil Ltd.
  • Ernest Angelo Jr.  Petroleum Engineer & Managing Partner, Discovery Exploration 
  • J. Kyle Bass  Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Hayman Capital Management, L.P.
  • Allen E. Blakemore  Principal, Blakemore & Associates
  • The Honorable Dan Branch  Attorney & Shareholder, Winstead PC
  • Ralph G. Diaz  Director, Asset Protection, McLane Company, Inc.
  • Mr. Tony Leal  President, General Partner, Premier Protection and Investigations
  • P. Scott Martin  President & CEO, Black Brush Oil & Gas, L.P.
  • Linda McCaul  Member, Mays Family Foundation
  • The Honorable Lyndon L. Olson. Jr.  U.S. Ambassador to Sweden (Ret.)
  • The Honorable Jerry Patterson  Retired Lieutenant Colonel, USMC, Former Texas Land Commissioner
  • Mr. Brett Ringle  President, Remeditex Ventures
  • The Honorable Todd Staples  President, Texas Oil & Gas Association
  • The Honorable John Steen  Former Texas Secretary of State
  • David M. Weeks  Partner, Weeks & Co

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Texas Department of Public Safety Foundation Advisory Committee offers counsel to the Foundation:

  • The Honorable John W. Fainter, Jr.  Former Texas Secretary of State
  • The Honorable Antonio Garza  U.S. Ambassador to Mexico (Ret.), Counsel, White & Case/Mexico
  • Sarita Armstrong Hixon  Armstrong Ranch, Kenedy County Commissioner, Precinct 3
  • Bobby R. Inman, Admiral, USN (Ret.)  Professor, UT Austin
  • Ronald Krist  The Krist Law Firm, P.C.
  • Harriet Miers  Partner, Locke Lord LLP
  • Allan Polunsky  Managing Partner, Polunsky Beitel Green, LLP
  • William R. Starkey, Sr.  Retired Banker/Rancher
  • Bartell Zachry  President, CEO, Zachry Interests, Inc.

STAFF

  • Colleen McHugh  President
  • Erika Boyd  Development Director