The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is a state agency in Texas, United States. It is responsible for safeguarding the public, highways, and promoting public safety. The DPS carries out various functions, including law enforcement, driver licensing and identification, crime prevention and investigation, emergency management, and homeland security initiatives. The department also works to enforce traffic laws, ensure public safety on the roads, issue driver licenses and identification cards, and conduct criminal investigations. Additionally, the DPS plays a crucial role in responding to emergencies and coordinating disaster response efforts within the State of Texas.