Ensuring Public Safety

We must do more to keep our schools, our families and our communities secure by:

  • Improving school safety, including mental and behavioral health services

  •  Combatting human trafficking and gang activity
  • Securing our border

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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.

Jun 6

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

Governor Greg Abbott today signed into law several bills related to enhancing school safety and expanding access to mental health resources.

Jun 5

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

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.

Jun 4

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

Governor Greg Abbott today signed into law several bills related to combating human trafficking and reducing the rape kit backlog in Texas.

May 30

WEB VIDEO: Promises Made, Promises Kept

The Office of Governor Greg Abbott today released a web video highlighting the accomplishments of the 86th Legislative Session.

Apr 4

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

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.

Apr 2

Governor Abbott Announces Grant Funding to Enhance Terrorism Preparedness

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.

Jan 22

Governor Abbott Announces Grant Funding To Prevent And Combat Human Trafficking And Care For Victims

Governor Greg Abbott today announced more than $18 million in awards to state, local, public, and private organizations to address the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) and adults in Texas.

Nov 30

Governor Abbott’s Child Sex Trafficking Team Hosts Roundtable Discussion For Male Leaders To Prevent Child Sexual Exploitation

Governor Abbott’s Child Sex Trafficking Team hosted a roundtable for male leaders in law enforcement, faith communities, business, and youth-serving organizations from across the state to share strategies on preventing child sex trafficking.

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