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, January 26, 2012 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Announces Increased Reward Funding for Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders Program
Gov. Rick Perry today announced that the Governor's Criminal Justice Division (CJD) is providing additional funding for Texas Crime Stoppers and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to increase rewards for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders program to $2,000, with some rewards reaching up to $5,000.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 Austin, Texas Noteworthy
Thank a Crime Stopper
January is "Crime Stoppers Month in Texas," so be sure to take a moment and thank any of the thousands of businesses, civilian volunteers, media and local law enforcement personnel for their combined efforts in combating crime.
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.