Search Party 2023 – Guest Speaker

Randall B. Prince
Lieutenant Colonel, Law Enforcement Operations

Lieutenant Colonel Randall Prince is a retired Deputy Director at the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). He began his career in law enforcement in 1989 as a Trooper in the Texas Highway Patrol. In 1997, he achieved his lifelong dream of becoming a Texas Ranger.

His path within the Texas Ranger Division included Lieutenant in Houston, Captain of Audit and Inspection in Austin,

Captain of Company “C” in Lubbock, and finally as Major for Company “C”. Prince has earned many command staff titles within the Department, including serving as the Regional Commander responsible for DPS operations in West Texas and the Panhandle (70 counties).

In 2014, Prince was appointed Chief of the Texas Rangers where he focused on providing oversight and experience as the Rangers solved major crimes, responded to officer involved shooting incidents, apprehended fugitives, coordinated with federal agencies on border security operations, trained statewide tactical response teams, investigated Public Integrity Unit allegations of corruption, and much more.

During his tenure as Lt. Colonel, the Department was tasked with conducting major crime prevention operations along the United States’ international border with Mexico. He focused on addressing the significant increase in drug and human trafficking into Texas exacerbated by escalating Cartel and gang related violence. Prince also led efforts to prevent threats to schools, mass casualty attacks in public places, pursue violent criminals, and fight back against the sex trafficking industry.

With more than 32 years of law enforcement experience, Prince held a Master Peace Officer Certificate and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Governor’s Executive Development Program. Prince was a collegiate athlete and graduate of Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

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