Safety & Security
The primary role of government is to keep its citizens safe and secure.
We are reforming the state's child protective system. We’re adding more workers with better training, smarter strategies and real accountability to safeguard our children. We will also remain vigilant in protecting parental rights.
Safeguarding Students from Sexual Abuse
Texas schools are filled with some of the best teachers in the country, but unfortunately a small number of them have abused their position. Teachers who assault students will lose their license to teach. We will impose jail time and also penalize administrators who turn a blind eye to such abuse.
We are establishing higher standards that reflect respect for the sanctity of life. The butchering of unborn babies for trade on the open market is barbaric. We are criminalizing the sale or donation of baby body parts, while advancing adoption services and supporting mothers who embrace the blessing of a child’s life.
Sanctuary Cities Ban
In the 2017 legislative session, Greg Abbott signed a law that eliminates sanctuary cities in Texas. Elected officials don’t get to pick and choose which laws they obey. There are deadly consequences to not enforcing the law.
We support legal immigration – it’s what built America. But illegal immigration, and the criminals who conspire with the cartels, must be stopped. Texas is taking action to secure our border.
Police Protection Act
Texas will not tolerate attacks on our law enforcement officers. We are increasing penalties and making it a hate crime to target peace officers simply because of the uniform they wear.
Governor Abbott, Department of Justice Announce $1 Million Grant For Law Enforcement Overtime Expenses Following Santa Fe Shooting
Governor Greg Abbott and the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) today announced a $1 million grant for overtime expenses of law enforcement officers involved in the response efforts after the shooting at Santa Fe High School.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced $365,000 in grant funding for the Border Prosecution Unit (BPU). The BPU is made up of 17 district and county att
Governor Greg Abbott today joined state and local leaders to unveil his School and Firearm Safety Action Plan.
Encouraging all Texans to come together this Peace Officers Memorial Day to pay tribute to our fallen heroes & the entire law enforcement community.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that all Texas school districts and public junior college districts are in compliance with recent state required safety and security audits.
Governor Greg Abbott today visited the National Guard Armory in Weslaco, Texas, where he received a border security briefing and met with Texas Nation
Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement after the announcement from U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen that the federal government will deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Commissioner Raymund Paredes, calling for immediate action to address and ensure the safety of Texas' college campuses following the recent tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Mike Morath ordering immediate action to ensure the safety of children in Texas schools following the tragedy that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last week.
Governor Greg Abbott today requested that the Texas Rangers launch an investigation into the recent and shocking allegations of sexual assault of athletes at the Karolyi Ranch in Walker County.