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
Wednesday, November 20, 2002 Proclamation
Governor Perry Proclaims Adoption of a Constitutional Amendment
Wednesday, October 16, 2002 Executive Order
RP20 - Relating to reducing concealed handgun license fees for senior citizens
Thursday, September 26, 2002 Proclamation
Governor Perry Calls for a Special Election for Constitutional Amendments on Nov. 5
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.