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DPS Troopers Foundation


For nearly 40 years, the Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association (DPSOA) has been working to advocate on behalf of Troopers, Agents, Rangers, Officers, Communications Personnel and Forensic Scientists of the Texas Department of Public Safety. DPSOA is the largest organization representing commissioned law enforcement officers in Texas and includes more than 3700 men and women who daily pledge their lives to protect Texans across the state.

DPSOA launched the DPS Troopers Foundation (DPSTF) to further support DPS personnel in need. DPSTF depends on public donations in order to serve its mission. DPSTF is a 501-C3 non-profit organization. Contributions to the Foundation are 100% tax-deductible.

An investment in the DPSTF supports:

  • Scholarship Grants: Education Grants for Both DPSOA Members’ Children and the Public
    TO DATE: $427,580 given to 726 recipients

  • Survivor Death Benefits: Helping the Families of Fallen DPS Troopers
    TO DATE: $265,000 given to 47 recipients

  • Emergency Financial Assistance: Medical Needs & Disasters Such as Bastrop Wildfires
    TO DATE: $82,050 given to 195 recipients

  • At-Risk Youth Programs: Advancing Anti-Drug/ Alcohol & Stay-in-School Programs
    TO DATE: $69,218 given to 229 recipients

  • Training and Education Programs: Creating DPS Leadership Forums and Sessions Such as At-Risk Youth Interdiction & Sexual Harassment Education

Ways you can participate:

    • In addition to providing financial support for these important programs, joining the Foundation as a Corporate Partner ensures your company will receive widespread exposure as an important investor in our state’s public safety community. There are several corporate funding levels and associated benefits and we welcome the chance to talk to you more about this opportunity.  We appreciate your consideration of this important mission.
    • Corporate Partner benefits include exposure on the website and in direct mail & e-mail communications, inclusion in press releases, meet & greets with  a variety of relevant community stakeholders & more. Learn more at
Note: On February 5, 2012 the Austin American-Statesman published an article about telemarking abuse. As our press release stated, Neither DPSOA nor DPSTF conduct residential telemarketing and we are committed to being transparent and in full compliance with the law in all of of fundraising efforts.  We applaud the Texas AG’s office for his actions against organizations that aim to diminish confidence in public safety officials.
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