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 9

Governor Abbott Deploys DPS Resources To Houston To Combat Violent Crime, Rise In Road Rage Shootings

Governor Greg Abbott today directed the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to provide support to the Houston Police Department (HPD) in their efforts to address an alarming rise in road rage-related shootings in the city of Houston.

Oct 16

Governor Abbott Announces Over $296 Million In Funding For Public Safety Initiatives In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his Public Safety Office (PSO) will administer more than $296 million in grant funding for a variety of programs and services in Texas to support a broad range of public safety initiatives.

Mar 5

Governor Abbott, DSHS Announce Statewide Testing Capabilities For Coronavirus

The Governor also provided an update on Texas' first case of coronavirus in Fort Bend County, and assured the public that the risk to Texans remains low.

Mar 4

Governor Abbott Announces School Safety And Victims’ Services Research Survey For Educators Across Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the launch of the School Safety and Victims' Services Research Survey for educators across the state of Texas.

Feb 25

First Lady Cecilia Abbott Delivers Remarks During “Be the One” Human Trafficking Awareness Presentation At Luling High School

First Lady Cecilia Abbott delivered remarks at Luling High School as part of a human trafficking awareness presentation for junior and senior students.

Feb 6

Sexual Assault Survivors’ Task Force Holds Inaugural Meeting In Austin

The Office of the Governor's Sexual Assault Survivors' Task Force (SASTF) today held its inaugural meeting at the Texas State Capitol.

Jan 31

First Lady Cecilia Abbott Participates In White House Human Trafficking Summit

Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott today attended the White House Human Trafficking Summit, and met with federal officials to discuss Texas' efforts to combat human trafficking.

Jan 29

First Lady Cecilia Abbott Delivers Remarks At TxDOT Human Trafficking Awareness Event In Austin

In her remarks, the First Lady emphasized the important role that every Texan has in identifying, responding to, and preventing human trafficking across the state.

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.

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