The Official Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas
Welcome from Texas Ranger Division Headquarters, Austin, Texas

Chief Randy Prince
Appointment 10/1/2014
Assistant Director, Texas DPS
Chief, Texas Rangers Division

As Assistant Director of Texas DPS for the Texas Ranger Division, I'd like to welcome you to the Internet site of the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum -- the Official State Museum, Hall of Fame and Repository for the Texas Rangers. We are honored by your interest.

This site provides information about our agency and its heritage of service. The Rangers have protected the people of Texas since 1823, when colonizer Stephen F. Austin called for men to "Range" the frontier.

The modern Texas Rangers are an investigative division of the Texas Department of Public Safety. The 172 Rangers authorized by the Texas Legislature are posted across Texas in six companies with headquarters in Houston, Garland, Lubbock, Weslaco, El Paso, and Waco/San Antonio with an administrative headquarters office in Austin. The Rangers have been called one of the most effective investigative law enforcement agencies in the world.

These highly motivated men and women, selected from many outstanding candidates, take pride in the colorful traditions they have inherited and the modern challenges they face. As living symbols of a unique heritage, they wear the boots, white hats and pistol belts of their predecessors.

As elite law enforcement officers of the 21st century, they have added college degrees, networked computers, cell phones and state-of-the-art forensic analyses. The Texas Rangers are a heritage to be valued and a symbol of service for future generations.

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame in Waco is a cooperative project of the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Rangers and the City of Waco. It preserves and interprets a unique heritage of service spanning three centuries. We hope you will visit the next time you are in Waco.

Assistant Chief Frank Malinak
Deputy Assistant Director
Texas DPS
Texas Rangers Division

Maj. J. D. Robertson

Special Operations Group

Maj. Jeffrey Collins
Public Integrity Unit

Capt. Jamie S. Downs


Capt. Victor Escalon, Jr.
Ranger Recon Team

Capt. Corey Lain

Cheryl A. Iselt
Executive Assistant to
the Assistant Director

Liz Martsolf
Executive Assistant
Melanie Ties
Fiscal Analyst

Pamela Webb
Fiscal Analyst

Suzanne Lowe Birdwell
Forensic Artist

Cruz G. Rodriguez
Network Specialist
Jorge Molina
Forensic Artist

Natali Martz
Admiistrative Assistant


The Official Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas