Texas DPS Historical Museum and Research Center

The Texas Department of Public Safety Historical Museum and Research Center is a non-profit organization established to preserve the history, evolution, and development of the Texas Department of Public Safety (Department). The Department was created August 10, 1935 by the Texas Legislature and charged with enforcement of laws protecting the public safety, and providing for prevention and detection of crimes in the great state of Texas. During its seventy-six plus years as the state law enforcement arm, the Department has had many additional responsibilities including regulatory, criminal investigative, motorcycle and concealed handgun training, commercial driver licensing, and coordination of human resources for natural as well as man-made disasters added to its long list of accomplishments.

Dedicated to the Department and to educating the community, the museum is located within the headquarters of the Texas Department of Public Safety at 5805 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas. Make your plans now to visit the museum to view the Department’s past, look at the present, glimpse into the future, and honor those Department members who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.


5805 N. Lamar Blvd, Building A, Lobby (map)


Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm




(512) 424-2396