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8/11/04-East Texas

DPS Recruiting New Troopers

Ever thought about becoming a Texas State Trooper? Well now is as good of a time as any.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is looking to fill hundreds of trooper positions within the next year. An expansion of the department in the late 60s, created hundreds of new trooper positions. Now many of those who signed up, are choosing to retire, leaving a void in the department and a need for more officers.

"Anytime we have people retire we want to make sure we replace them as quickly as possible so that our service to the citizens of Texas is uninterrupted," said trooper Jean Steely, DPS Public Information Officer.

Trooper Steely said the department has plenty of openings for new troopers right now. To learn more about becoming a Texas State Trooper click on the link below.

Become A State Trooper

Chris Gibson, reporting

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