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

  • Wednesday, December 19, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Speech
    Gov. Perry Congratulates Recent Graduates from DPS Trooper Recruit School
    Gov. Rick Perry gave remarks at the Texas Department of Public Service (DPS) trooper recruit school graduation ceremony where he welcomed 74 newly commissioned Highway Patrol troopers who will act as Texas peace officers. The governor believes whatever challenges their new job presents, their upbringing has prepared them, their training has refined them, and their personal integrity will guide them as they defend the people of our state.
  • Friday, December 14, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Calls on Texas School Districts to Review Emergency Operation Plans
    Gov. Rick Perry today requested that Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams direct Texas school districts to review their emergency operation plans to ensure all schools are prepared respond to potential threats like today’s tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
  • Friday, November 16, 2012 • Austin, Texas  • Press Release
    Texas Sends Incident Management Team to Assist with Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts
    Gov. Rick Perry announced that a 15-person Incident Management Team (IMT) is being deployed to New York City to support its continued recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy. The IMT, which will serve in the NYC Emergency Operations Center this evening, is composed of personnel from the Texas A&M Forest Service and local first responders from across the state.
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Fast and Furious Report
    If a member of the Attorney General's inner circle had the knowledge and power to stop Fast and Furious, the Attorney General had the knowledge and power to stop it. The only other possibility is that he is incompetent.
  • Friday, September 14, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Honors Fallen and Injured Texas Peace Officers, First Responders
    Gov. Rick Perry honored peace officers, firefighters and emergency medical first responders who have been seriously injured or killed in the line of duty for the sacrifices they have made to protect Texans. The governor was joined by Attorney General Greg Abbott, peace officers, first responders and families at the Star of Texas Award Ceremony.