Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Governor's Initiatives - Public Safety

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March 22, 2011 - Texas Senator Leticia Van de Putte - Author of SB 24; Anti-Human Trafficking Act


March 23, 2011 - Texas Representative Senfronia Thompson - Author of HB 7; Anti-Human Trafficking Act


September 27, 2010 - Captain Clete Buckaloo - Director of Law Enforcement, Attorney Gerenal


June 3, 2009 - Harold L. Hurtt - Houston Police Chief

The Lone Star State has been abundantly blessed with a dedicated group of individuals working together to protect Texans from those who would do them harm. From the sheriffs of our large counties and small towns, to the big-city officers walking the beat in our major metropolitan areas, Texas' law enforcement community is constantly laboring to keep the public safe.

Texas must do everything possible to ensure these brave men and women have the support and tools necessary to continue doing their jobs as well as they are able, and should know the gratitude of 24 million Texans rides with them on the job every single day.

Action Items

»  Gov. Perry announced nearly $800,00 in grants to combat human trafficking.
»  Gov. Rick Perry announced initiatives to increase the monitoring and punishment of the most dangerous sex offenders, building on the success of recent initiatives like the Texas Ten Most Wanted Sex Offender list. Click here to see the list of the governor's initiatives.

News & Announcements

  • Monday, October 20, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on 43 Texans Removed from Active Monitoring for Ebola
    "With guarded optimism we welcome the news that 43 Texans have been removed from active monitoring for Ebola. Continuous vigilance in confronting this threat and the cooperation of those affected is what has brought us to this point, and we look forward to the day when the remaining individuals can also be removed from active monitoring."
  • Friday, October 17, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Calls for Travel Ban from Ebola Outbreak Countries
    Gov. Rick Perry today announced the first recommendations issued by the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. Gov. Perry created the task force, headed by Dr. Brett P. Giroir, earlier this month to assess the state's readiness and ability to respond to Ebola and other infectious diseases.
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Second Dallas Hospital Worker Diagnosed with Ebola
    "This is the first time that our nation has had to deal with a threat such as this. Everyone working on this challenge - from the medical professionals at the bedside to the public health officials addressing containment of the infection - is working to end the threat posed by this disease. These individuals are keeping the health and safety of Texans and the needs of the patients as their most critical tasks. Every relevant agency at the local, state and national levels is working to support these individuals."
  • Thursday, October 09, 2014 • Fort Hood, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Visits Troops Deploying to West Africa in Fight against Ebola
    Gov. Rick Perry today visited U.S. Army troops preparing to deploy to the West African nation of Liberia to help combat the spread of Ebola. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control calls this epidemic in West Africa the largest Ebola outbreak in history.
  • Tuesday, October 07, 2014 • Galveston, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Tours Galveston National Laboratory
    A day after announcing the creation of a new task force aimed at combatting infectious disease, Gov. Rick Perry today toured the Galveston National Laboratory at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. On the tour, the governor received an overview of the work the lab is conducting to better understand and respond to pandemic disease. The facility is one of two National Biocontainment Laboratories in the United States and studies infectious diseases such as Ebola.