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

  • 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
  • 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.