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September 19, 2013

DPS to Showcase Past, Present Resources at Museum Day

DPS Canine
DPS Canine

Mounted Patrol
Mounted Patrol

Exhibits to include patrol cars, motorcycles and crime lab vehicle
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will showcase its history as well as its current law enforcement capabilities on Sunday, Sept. 22, as part of Austin Museum Day, which features free exhibits and activities at participating Austin-area museums and cultural sites. The DPS Historical Museum and Research Center is sponsoring the event at DPS Headquarters (5805 N. Lamar Blvd., Building A, Austin, TX 78752) from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday, which will be free and open to the public.

The DPS Historical Museum and Research Center event will highlight the department’s rich history, displaying a vintage patrol car and motorcycle, along with troopers in vintage uniforms. There will also be a patrol vehicle display. Additionally, equipment and resources currently being used by the department will be showcased, including:

Harley Davidson Road King
Harley Davidson Road King

Crime Lab Crimes Scene Vehicle
Crime Lab Crimes Scene Vehicle

Bike Patrol
Bike Patrol


DPS is one of many museum venues around Austin that will open their doors free of charge for Austin Museum Day on Sunday. For a complete list of activities, please visit: http://www.austinmuseums.org/.

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