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

  • Monday, June 03, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor’s Office Now Accepting Nominations for Star of Texas Awards
    Governor Perry today announced that nominations are currently being accepted for the 2013 Star of Texas Awards, which honor peace officers, firefighters and emergency medical first responders who were killed or sustained a serious injury in the line of duty.
  • Wednesday, May 08, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Speech
    Gov. Perry Gives Remarks at the Texas Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run Send Off
    Gov. Rick Perry spoke at the kick-off for the Texas Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run, applauding this inspirational event that combines law enforcement and the Special Olympic athletes making it the largest fundraiser of its kind.
  • Thursday, April 04, 2013 • Kaufman, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces Reward Up To $100,000 in Kaufman County Murders
    Gov. Rick Perry announced the Governor’s Office is offering a cash reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or people responsible for the deaths of Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse, District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia. Kaufman County Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or people responsible for the death of Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse.
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on President Obama’s Executive Actions
    Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement regarding President Obama’s executive actions.
  • 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.