Region 2 Commander (Houston)
Texas Department of Public Safety
August 10, 2017

2430 Westheimer Rd.

Houston, TX 77056



Philip “Duane” Steen started with DPS in 1981.  After graduating from recruit training, he began his first assignment in Denton as a Highway Patrol Trooper.  In June 1984, he promoted to Narcotics Sergeant/Investigator in Austin.  He then promoted to Narcotics Lieutenant, Waco, in October of 1992; Narcotics Captain, Garland and Austin, in November of 1995; and Narcotics Assistant Commander, San Antonio and Austin, in September of 2003.  In October of 2009, Steen promoted to Major, Criminal Investigations Division, in Austin and promoted to Deputy Assistant Director, CID, in February of 2010. On September 12, 2011, Steen promoted to Region 2 Commander (Houston).
Steen has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Texas A&M University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.  He has served on the North Texas HIDTA Executive Committee, the Houston HIDTA Executive Committee, Chair of the South Texas Executive Committee, representative to the Drug Demand Reduction Advisory Committee, Steering Committee for the Texas Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, and Project Director of the Regional Narcotics Task Force.  He is also a past president of NASDEA, the National Alliance of State Drug Enforcement Agencies, and is on the Board for the TAG, Texas Anti-Gang, Center in Houston.
Steen is married with two children, eight grandchildren, and enjoys fishing as a relaxing hobby.