Headquarters


Headquarters

Austin, Texas

RANGER - Collins, Chance (L

Chance Collins, Chief

Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers began in 1823 when Stephen F. Austin appointed men to “range” over a territory known as Texas.  Since 1935, the Texas Rangers have been a Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety.  Currently, the Texas Legislature has authorized 172 commissioned positions.  The Texas Ranger Division includes Rangers, Ranger Command Staff, and full-time Special Operations Group “operators”.  All members of the Ranger Division are stationed in one of six companies, or the Ranger Headquarters Office in Austin.

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco is a cooperative project of the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Rangers and the City of Waco.  Its mission is to preserve the heritage of the Texas Rangers and serves as both our official state repository, and Headquarters of Ranger Company “F”.

Today’s Texas Rangers are a diverse group of law enforcement professionals with extensive training in crime scene reconstruction, interviewing and interrogation, tactical tracking, and many other law enforcement disciplines.  Each Ranger must have a minimum of eight years of law enforcement experience before being considered to join the ranks; however, most far exceed this initial requirement.  In addition to prior law enforcement experience, many Rangers have backgrounds in engineering, forensics, education, and ranching.  The men and women of the Texas Rangers are dedicated to protecting the citizens of our great state and preserving the unique heritage of America’s oldest law enforcement agency with statewide jurisdiction.

Assistant Chief

Brian Burzynski
Brian Burzynski

Special Operations Group

Major Scotty Shiver
Major Scotty Shiver

Public Integrity Unit

Major Jason Dudley
Major Jason Dudley

Administration

     Pending Assignment
Pending Assignment

Administration

     Pending Assignment
Pending Assignment

Reconnaissance Team

Captain Kip B. Westmoreland
Captain Kip B. Westmoreland

Digital Forensic Investigation

Staff Lt. Troy Wilson
Staff Lt. Troy Wilson

Digital Forensic Investigation

Staff Sgt. Jarod Browne
Staff Sgt. Jarod Browne

Division Support Staff

Cheryl A. Iselt
Executive Assistant to the Chief

Liz Martsolf
Executive Assistant

Melanie Ties
Fiscal Analyist

Pamela Webb
Fiscal Analyst

Suzanne Lowe Birdwell
Forensic Artist

Cruz G. Rodriguez
Network Specialist

Jorge Molina
Forensic Artist

Starlane Riddle
Program Specialist I

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