Jason Taylor Promoted

Published on March 13, 2024

Promotional Graphic of Taylor

As Lieutenant Colonel of Law Enforcement Operations, former Chief Jason Taylor now oversees the Criminal Investigations Division, Texas Highway Patrol, Texas Rangers, Aircraft Operations Division and the Intelligence and Counterterrorism Division.

Taylor began his career with DPS in 1998 as a Trooper assigned to the Anahuac and New Caney offices before promoting into CID. He served as a Sergeant/Investigator in the Special Crimes Service in Garland and with the Criminal Intelligence Service in Houston.

Taylor was then accepted into the Texas Ranger Division, where he had assignments in Waco and Houston. In 2011, he promoted to Lieutenant and then Captain in 2014. Taylor was subsequently assigned to oversee the Public Integrity Unit (PIU) at Austin Headquarters before promoting to Major in 2016 in Houston. In 2018, he was appointed to Regional Director for Southeast Texas Region. In October 2022, he was appointed to Chief of the Texas Ranger Division.

Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University and is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. He volunteers for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, where he serves on the Emergency Response Team. He is a four-time recipient of the Houston 100 Club Officer of the Year Award and has received other awards and commendations, including a DPS Regional Commander’s Award and a Ranger Company Commander’s Award.

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