Texas DPS head to give Uvalde response review update at meeting of agency’s oversight board
Updated Sept. 14, 2019 at 10:56 p.m.
LAREDO — The Uvalde Police Department’s Office of Public Affairs and Internal Affairs has received a response review request from Travis County from the Texas Department of Public Safety — the agency charged with investigating and prosecuting people charged with crimes in the state, from arrest to parole and beyond.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is tasked with investigating and prosecuting crimes committed in the state, from arrest to parole and beyond. In February, the agency announced a major overhaul, replacing the Texas Department of Public Safety as the state police with a new agency tasked to investigate and prosecute crimes, including sexual assault under the Texas Penal Code and the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.
The agency is also responsible for the state’s jails, which house offenders for about two years. The agency recently announced two new, $1.9 million contracts with two local law enforcement agencies across Texas to provide services to those in state and local jails.
“Our main focus is to ensure that our agency has the tools, resources and processes required to properly investigate and prosecute crimes committed by offenders in the state of Texas and in our local jails,” said Texas DPS Assistant Director of Public Affairs James Dukes. “This response review will allow us to review the response of all of our offices and agencies to the report made by the Texas Department of Public Safety and determine areas we need to improve.”
“The purpose of this review is to enhance transparency in how we use the resources provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety to ensure the public can have confidence in and trust in the law enforcement agency we have in place in Texas,” Dukes said.
The Texas DPS response review will be conducted by DPS’ Office of Public Affairs and Internal Affairs.
It will be conducted by DPS’ Office of Public Affairs and Internal Affairs, along with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and the State Office of Administrative Hearings.
The Texas DPS response review will be conducted by DPS’ Office of Public Affairs and Internal Affairs, along with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage