All Texans deserve to be protected from threats in their daily lives. The State strives to predict, prevent, and respond to emergencies, disasters and crimes, quickly and effectively, to maintain safety for all.
Use the links below to go directly to a service or agency page.
License to carry and handgun safety
Texas is an open carry state, but you need a license showing you attended and passed safety courses.Learn how to get a license to carry a handgun
Protect your identity
Use the identity theft information guide to help you take action and protect yourself.See how to protect and reclaim your identity.
Learn how our agencies can help you
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
- Private security regulation including fingerprints and background checks
- Handgun license
- Crime records
Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM)
- Emergency planning, training and exercises
- Emergency response
- Disaster recovery
Texas Attorney General (TAG)
- Crime victim services
- Law enforcement data
- Consumer complaints