DPS is hiring more Hispanic state troopers, and Texas’ border surge is a big reason why
AUSTIN — The face of Texas’ border surge is undergoing a makeover, as the security push has helped the state Department of Public Safety hire more Hispanic officers recently.
Over the past 18 months, more than 40 percent of the 450 participants in DPS’ grueling six-month trooper academies identified themselves as Hispanic. A Dallas Morning News analysis shows that it’s the highest such percentage DPS has seen over the last decade — and maybe ever…
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