Ensuring Public Safety

Our top priority is the safety and security for the citizens of Texas. This legislative session, we made improvements to keep our schools and communities safe. These accomplishments include:

  • Enhancing Texas’ capabilities to fight human and sex trafficking

  •  Providing resources to tackle the rape kit backlog and secure justice for victims
  • Strengthening emergency preparedness and hardening our schools
  • Improving access to mental health care

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Aug 7

Governor Abbott Meets With Lawmakers Following El Paso Shooting

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Jun 21

Governor Abbott To Deploy More Texas National Guard To Address Crisis At Southern Border

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Jun 7

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Jun 6

Legislation Signed To Enhance School Safety And Expand Access To Mental Health Resources

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Jun 5

WEB VIDEO: Combating Human Trafficking And Sexual Assault, Delivering Justice for Survivors

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Jun 4

Governor Abbott Signs Legislation To Crack Down On Human Trafficking, Eliminate Rape Kit Backlog

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May 30

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Apr 4

Governor Abbott Announces Grant Funding To Support Border Security Operations in Texas

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Apr 2

Governor Abbott Announces Grant Funding to Enhance Terrorism Preparedness

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