Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Governor's Initiatives - Public Safety

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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

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2002 • Press Release
    State's Child Abduction Alert System Fully Implemented; Private Companies Join Effort
    SAN ANTONIO - Gov. Rick Perry today announced that the Texas Amber Alert Network has been fully implemented and that more than a dozen private companies and industry associations have joined the network. Private industry participation will add thousands of telephone and electric technicians, convenience store clerks, motel clerks and other workers in the search for an abducted child.
  • Monday, August 12, 2002 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statewide Plan Includes TV and Radio Alerts, Highway Signs, Connection to Internet Resource
    Gov. Rick Perry today established the Texas Amber Alert Network to provide the state with a rapid and comprehensive tool to track abducted children and return them to safety.
  • Monday, August 12, 2002 • Executive Order
    RP16 - Relating to the creation of the Statewide Texas Amber Alert Network
  • Wednesday, August 07, 2002 • Editorial
    Health Alert Network Gives Texas New Weapon Against Terrorism
    Texas has a new weapon in the war on terrorism. Friday, the state will activate the Health Alert Network, a secure Internet connection that links the state’s health resources and provides information and warnings about bioterrorism and other health issues. This new system will help the state’s health-care authorities react quickly and effectively to any situation – whether it be the intentional release of a biological agent or the spread of West Nile virus.
  • Monday, June 17, 2002 • Press Release

    AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today reminded Texans that free gunlocks and safety kits are available through Project ChildSafe, a program funded by the Governor’s Office that distributed 750,000 free gunlocks in Texas last year.