The Department of Public Safety Policy Manual

Policy revisions are underway for the new Department of Public Safety Administrative Policy Manual. Human Resources policies are the first set of consolidated policies being released. These policies provide structure, fairness and a consistent treatment of DPS employees.

The DPS policy and procedure manual is to be used in conjunction with the State Personnel Policy Manual from the Office of State Personnel and the State Budget Manual.  The State Budget Manual covers policies regarding employee travel and expenditure of state funds.  These manuals guide DPS employees on rules, regulations and requirements of their employment.

You may choose from the list of policies below that are organized by sections and in alphabetical order, or go to the categories to the left. 

DPS Policy Management Directive - specifies requirements for developing and maintaining any division-level or department-level policy.

Communications:Social Media Policy

Special Investigations: OSI Authority to Conduct Investigations

Equal Employment Opportunity:


Human Resources:

          Topics A-N


           Topics O-Z



Information Technology:

Topics A-M vvvv Topics N-Z



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This manual, and all policies, rules, regulations, directives and procedures are for internal use only, and do not enlarge any employee's civil or ciriminal liability in any way. Any violation of this manual can be used soley as the basis for disciplinary action against an employee, and then only in a non-judicial administrative proceeding.

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