New Chief: Scotty Shiver

Published on March 13, 2024

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Scotty Shiver began his career with DPS in 1995.His first assignment was with the Texas Highway Patrol in Navasota, and he later transferred to Huntsville. In 2001, Shiver was promoted to Sergeant/ Investigator with the Criminal Law Enforcement Division, serving in the Motor Vehicle Theft Service in Arlington for six years, and the Motor Vehicle Theft Service in Houston, which included a four-year assignment to the Houston PD’s Houston Auto Crimes Task Force. He also served a member of the DPS SWAT Team in 2006 and 2007.

Shiver’s first Texas Ranger assignment was with Company “C” - Lubbock in 2011, and he later transferred to Company “A” - Houston. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2014. During those years he also served as a member of SRT-5, SRT-2, and then as the Lieutenant Coordinator, Precision Rifle Coordinator, and Team Leader for SRT-5. In 2017, he promoted to Ranger Captain. He was subsequently appointed to Major in 2018, to oversee the Public Integrity Unit (PIU), and in 2019, transferred as a Major to oversee the Special Operations Group (SOG) at Austin Headquarters. In November 2021, he was appointed to Regional Director, Region 7, Capitol Region. Most recently, Shiver was appointed to Chief, Texas Rangers Division, in February 2024.

Shiver earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Texas at Arlington, a Master of Arts in Security Management from the American Military University and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Class #276. He has been married for over 24 years and has one seventeen-year-old daughter.



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