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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Dec 13

First Lady Cecilia Abbott And Faith Leaders Announce GRACE Initiative To Combat Human Trafficking

Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott hosted a listening session with faith leaders from across the state to discuss strategies to end child exploitation and sex trafficking in Texas.

Oct 3

First Lady Cecilia Abbott Delivers Remarks At “Can You See Me?” Anti-Human Trafficking Campaign Launch In Houston

Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott today delivered remarks at the "Can You See Me?" anti-human trafficking campaign launch in Houston.

Sep 3

Governor Abbott Statement On Texas House And Senate Select Committees To Address Violence And Community Safety

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following the formation of the Texas Senate and House Select Committees on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety.

Aug 30

Governor Abbott Holds First Domestic Terrorism Task Force Meeting In Austin

Governor Greg Abbott today convened the first meeting of the Domestic Terrorism Task Force at the Texas State Capitol.

Aug 29

Governor Abbott Holds Second Texas Safety Commission Meeting In El Paso

Following up on the first Texas Safety Commission meeting, Governor Greg Abbott today hosted the second meeting in El Paso to generate ideas to help the community heal, combat the rise of extremist groups and hateful ideologies, keep guns out of the hands of deranged individuals, and combat domestic terrorism in Texas.

Aug 27

Governor Abbott Releases Report Highlighting Progress On School Safety Initiatives In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today released the Texas School Safety Update report highlighting the progress made to keep students and teachers safe at school.

Aug 22

Governor Abbott Holds First Texas Safety Commission Meeting On Combating Hate And Extremism In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today hosted the first meeting of the Texas Safety Commission in Austin.

Aug 7

Governor Abbott Meets With Lawmakers Following El Paso Shooting

Governor Greg Abbott today hosted a meeting with statewide officials and members of the El Paso state delegation following the tragic shooting in El Paso on Saturday, August 3rd.

Jun 21

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

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the deployment of 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to assist the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) with the escalating humanitarian crisis at the southern border.

Jun 7

WEB VIDEO: Making Texas Schools Safer For Students And Teachers

The Office of Governor Greg Abbott today released a web video highlighting the signing of legislation to enhance school safety and expand access to mental health resources to make Texas schools safer and more secure for students and teachers.

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