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Assistant Chief Jason D. Hester, Assistant Presiding Officer

Commissioner Jason Hester

Jason started his law enforcement career working for the Tom Green County Sheriff's Department and he began his career with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) in 1997. Jason completed his Bachelor's degree and Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Tarleton State University.

Jason promoted through the DPS Highway Patrol ranks serving in duty stations in Big Spring, Del Rio and San Angelo before promoting to Austin at the DPS Academy where he served for 6 years before transferring back to the Highway Patrol Division.  In September of 2019 Jason was promoted to Assistant Chief over the DPS Regulatory Services Division, where he currently serves.  Jason is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and a member of the FBI National Academy Associates of Texas and currently serves on the Texas Chapter Board of Directors.