TSCRA’s Special Rangers are an elite group of law enforcement officers who have extensive knowledge of the cattle industry and primarily investigate cattle theft and other agricultural crimes, though they are well-trained in all facets of law enforcement. In all, TSCRA has 30 Special Rangers stationed throughout Texas and Oklahoma. The Texas Department of Public Safety or Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation commission them.
The Special Rangers also oversee more than 80 TSCRA market inspectors who collect data, such as brands and other identifying marks on four to five-million cattle sold at 100 Texas livestock markets each year. The TSCRA’s recording and retrieval system enter that information, which is a vital tool for law enforcement when investigating theft cases.