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, December 14, 2012 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Calls on Texas School Districts to Review Emergency Operation Plans
Gov. Rick Perry today requested that Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams direct Texas school districts to review their emergency operation plans to ensure all schools are prepared respond to potential threats like today’s tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Friday, November 16, 2012 Austin, Texas Press Release
Texas Sends Incident Management Team to Assist with Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts
Gov. Rick Perry announced that a 15-person Incident Management Team (IMT) is being deployed to New York City to support its continued recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy. The IMT, which will serve in the NYC Emergency Operations Center this evening, is composed of personnel from the Texas A&M Forest Service and local first responders from across the state.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Austin, Texas Press Release
Statement by Gov. Perry on Fast and Furious Report
If a member of the Attorney General's inner circle had the knowledge and power to stop Fast and Furious, the Attorney General had the knowledge and power to stop it. The only other possibility is that he is incompetent.
Friday, September 14, 2012 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Honors Fallen and Injured Texas Peace Officers, First Responders
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Austin, Texas Press Release
Statement by Gov. Perry on the Benghazi Attack
Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans are now dead in the chaos of a destabilized Middle East. President Obama said he 'rejects' these brutal acts, and condemns them in 'the strongest terms' - yet still acknowledges our attackers' supposed justification. This kind of language broadcasts an impotent foreign policy that fostered this crisis in the first place.