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
Friday, October 10, 2003 Speech
Texans are a law-and-order people, and Texas is a law-and-order state. And as long as I am your governor, you have my commitment to ensuring peace officers have the tools and protections they need to do the job as safely as possible.
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
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.