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Public Safety News
Texas Department of Public Safety
News Release
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New DPS Regional Commander Selected

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven C. McCraw announced the promotion of Randall Prince to Regional Commander for DPS Region 5, which is based in Lubbock and includes the Amarillo, Abilene, and Wichita Falls areas.  The selection is effective December 1, 2011.  Prince most recently served as Texas Rangers Major in Region 5 for DPS.

“I value the trust placed in me, understand the responsibility and appreciate the opportunity to lead the outstanding men and women of the DPS in Region 5.  This region has a great reputation and I look forward to building on that excellence,” Prince said.

A native of Waco, Prince joined DPS after graduating from Southwest Texas State University with a degree in Criminal Justice.  He worked as a Trooper in Navasota beginning in 1989; promoted to a Motor Vehicle Theft Sergeant in Conroe in 1996; became a Sergeant with the Texas Rangers in Bay City and Tyler beginning in 1997 and was selected to become a Lieutenant with the Texas Rangers in Houston in 2002.  He served as an Inspector with the Office of Audit and Inspection in Austin for a short time and then moved to Lubbock in 2005 to serve as a Captain of the Texas Rangers.  Prince is also a graduate of the 216th FBI National Academy.




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