Department of Public Safety

The broad objective of the Department of Public Safety is "to maintain public safety in the State of Texas." Among other duties, the local department handles the issuance of drivers licenses. For more information, visit the Department of Public Safety home site.

Mission, Goals, Values, and Motto

Protect and Serve Texas.


  • Combat Terrorism and Crime
  • Enhance Public Safety
  • Strengthen Statewide Emergency Management
  • Provide World-Class Services


  • Integrity: We demonstrate honesty, openness, and respect in all we do.
  • Teamwork: We work together within the Department and with other agencies to achieve common objectives.
  • Accountability: We seek and accept responsibility for our actions and results.
  • Excellence: We strive to be the best and continually improve our performance.


  • Courtesy, Service, Protection

Department of Public Safety - Texas