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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Governor Greg Abbott today signed into law several bills related to enhancing school safety and expanding access to mental health resources.
The Office of Governor Greg Abbott today released a web video highlighting the signing of legislation to combat human trafficking and sexual assault in Texas.
Governor Greg Abbott today signed into law several bills related to combating human trafficking and reducing the rape kit backlog in Texas.
The Office of Governor Greg Abbott today released a web video highlighting the accomplishments of the 86th Legislative Session.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced $4.7 million in federal Operation Stonegarden Grant Program (OPSG) funding to increase operational capabilities of federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies along the border.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced nearly $230,000 in State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP) funding to support local efforts aimed at the prevention of, protection against, and response to terrorist attacks in Texas.