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

  • 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.
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on the Benghazi Attack
    Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans are now dead in the chaos of a destabilized Middle East. President Obama said he 'rejects' these brutal acts, and condemns them in 'the strongest terms' - yet still acknowledges our attackers' supposed justification. This kind of language broadcasts an impotent foreign policy that fostered this crisis in the first place.
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on President Obama’s Decision to Exert Executive Privilege in “Fast and Furious” Case
    At the heart of this scandal is the tragic death of a U.S. border patrol agent, slain by a drug cartel member wielding a gun placed into circulation by his own government, and it's unconscionable that President Obama and Attorney General Holder are refusing to cooperate with this investigation.
  • Sunday, May 27, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Editorial
    On DPS Security Records, the Media Stand Alone
    As a long-time Austin attorney who is currently serving as chief of staff for the Texas governor's office, I have long been a great admirer of both Travis County District Judge Scott Jenkins and Texas Governor Rick Perry, because both are men of integrity who have dedicated themselves to doing what they believe is right, within the roles to which the people of Texas have elected them. Yet in their public roles, that could be the only thing they have in common, as they are members of opposing political parties and hold contrasting personal views on many important policy issues. That's why it was somewhat surprising to see the editorial board of the San Antonio Express-News essentially accuse the two of working together on an issue of importance to the people of Texas. But even more than surprising, the editorial (see “Court ruling is a blow to transparency,” Express-News 5/20/12) was revealing, as it provided a perfect example of the desperate and self-serving mindset of most of today's major media outlets.
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Executive Order
    RP 77- Relating to the reauthorization of the operation of the Governor's Criminal Justice Advisory Council