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

  • Wednesday, October 08, 2003 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry, Gov. Henry Stress Traffic Safety For Texas-OU Weekend
    As part of the annual Red River rivalry weekend, Texas Gov. Rick Perry today joined with Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry to stress highway traffic safety for fans heading to Dallas on Saturday when the University of Texas Longhorns battle the University of Oklahoma Sooners.
  • Friday, October 03, 2003 • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Breaks Ground on State Highway 130
    During a ground breaking ceremony for State Highway 130, Gov. Rick Perry said the project 'represents the future when it comes to how we build our infrastructure in Texas.' Photo by Bob Daemmrich.
    GEORGETOWN - Gov. Rick Perry today broke ground on State Highway 130, a key component of the Central Texas Turnpike System that will help reduce traffic congestion for commuters.
  • Tuesday, September 30, 2003 • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces $120 Million Grant for National Lab in Galveston
    AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today announced that the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) has been awarded a $120 million grant to establish one of the first national biocontainment laboratories.
  • Wednesday, September 24, 2003 • Speech
    Gov. Perry Speaks at Heritage Foundation
    I commend each of you here today—whether you are a distinguished board member, a policy analyst, or an intern grinding away in a cubicle—for the energy, ideas and idealism you have contributed to the cause. And that cause remains what it was the day Ronald Reagan first took the oath of office as our president: to spread the values of freedom, to champion the possibilities of the free enterprise system, and to limit the size, scope and mission of government.
  • Thursday, July 31, 2003 • Executive Order
    RP25 - Relating to increasing the immunization rates for children in Texas.