Texas is a trailblazing state in terms of Public Criminal Records and justice information. It’s in maximum tie-up with the US Department of Justice. The Interstate Identification Index and the NCIC 2000 (National Crime Information Center) are two of the various major programs that they are engaged in. Within its own backyard, Texas state enforcement and justice agencies are on-the-ball too.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is in charge of the state repository for criminal conviction records. Through its Crime Records Service Division, it administers several programs and services to meet the needs of both the public and justice communities. One of its primary core functions is to avail criminal history records as a public service. Free arrest reports are also available.