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.
» 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
Thursday, July 28, 2011 Austin, Texas Press Release
Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Arrest of AWOL Soldier
Today's arrest is a sobering reminder of the importance of remaining vigilant in the ongoing efforts to protect our communities from those that would do us harm. I am proud of the teamwork displayed between members of the Killeen community, Killeen Police Department and the FBI to recognize and report this individual's suspicious activity, and subsequently locate and detain him.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Austin, Texas Press Release
Statement by Gov. Rick Perry Regarding Sanctuary City Legislation
As the special session appears to be winding down, I am disappointed the Legislature did not address sanctuary cities. Working with legislative leaders last weekend, we worked to include sanctuary city legislation in Senate Bill 1.
Monday, June 20, 2011 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Adds Legislation to Special Session Call Related to Security Procedures
Gov. Rick Perry today announced the addition of legislation to the special session relating to the prosecution and punishment for the offense of official oppression on those seeking access to public buildings and transportation.
Monday, June 20, 2011 Austin, Texas Proclamation
Gov. Perry Adds Legislation to Special Session Call Relating to Security Procedures
Gov. Rick Perry today added legislation relating to prosecution and punishment for the offense of official oppression of persons seeking access to public buildings and transportation to the special session call.
Saturday, June 11, 2011 Austin, Texas Proclamation
Gov. Perry Re-Issues Disaster Proclamation for Threat of Extreme Wildfires
Gov. Perry renews his declaration for the sixth time since it was originally issued on Dec. 21, 2010, that extreme fire hazard continues to create a threat of imminent disaster for the people in the State of Texas.