ANALYSIS Profile: Cox: Lone Star State’s chief communicator - Forget Chuck Norris - Mike Cox is a real Texas Ranger. When a crisis strikes, the spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety is there to calm the waters. Michele Foster takes a
’Just call me a spokesman for DPS,’ recites Mike Cox, chief of
media relations for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS),
whenever a journalist asks how he should be referred to in a media
report. But while walking through a metal detector and past the yellow
plastic crime-scene tape en route to his Texas memorabilia-laden office,
one suspects right away that Cox is no ordinary spokesperson.