Texas Department of Public Safety - Greetings from Col. Steven
C. McCraw, Director
Texas Department of Public Safety
Office of the Director
Steven C. McCraw
Welcome to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum Web
site. It contains a wealth of in-depth information on the long
and colorful history of the Rangers. Texas DPS traces its origins
back to the Texas Rangers, which makes it the oldest State law
enforcement agency in the nation.
The history of the Ranger service now spans three centuries—it
is the only US law enforcement agency to have served under five
national flags. Over the centuries the Rangers have undergone
many changes, from a volunteer frontier militia to today's state-of-the-art
investigative agency. What has persisted is a commitment to
protect and serve the people of Texas.
As Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety,
I urge you to visit our Texas Ranger Hall of Fame in Waco. There
you will learn more about this unique Texas heritage.