Texas Troopers Rescue Dozens of Children

Texas troopers rescued 76 missing, exploited or at-risk children and initiated 42 related criminal investigations in 2016. Counselors provided emotional support and referrals to other resources to 181 of the youngsters and their relatives.

The DPS program was started in 2009 to teach officers how to recognize indicators of endangered children who don’t actively seek help or have obvious signs of abuse.

Since the training program began, Troopers and other officers have rescued more than 250 at-risk children.


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