Director (Public Safety, Texas Department of)
Steven C. McCraw became the director of the Texas Department of Public Safety in
August 2009 and also serves as the Governorís Homeland Security Advisor.
McCraw began his law enforcement career with DPS in 1977 as a Trooper in the Texas
Highway Patrol and a DPS Narcotics Agent. In 1983, he became an FBI Special Agent
and served in Dallas, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Tucson, San Antonio and Washington, DC.
His assignments included Supervisory Special Agent, Organized Crime Unit Chief,
Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Inspector-In-Charge of the South East Bomb Task
Force, Special Agent in Charge, Director of the Foreign Terrorism Tracking Task Force and
Assistant Director of the Office of Intelligence and Inspections.
In 2004, McCraw retired from the FBI to become the Texas Homeland Security Director
in the Office of the Governor where he served for five years.
A native of El Paso, McCraw has Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from
West Texas State University.
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