July 27th, 2021
I am proud to have provided these funds for our hard-working men and women in blue. This funding will allow for better trained officers, better resources and ultimately, a better served community.
May 27th, 2021
Law enforcement is critical to the functioning of a free society. Its function to the rule of law and being able to make sure we can live in a community where we feel like we can walk around and engage and engage in commerce...
May 19th, 2021
In recent months, five of the largest cities in Texas have seen their top cop leave. The reasons for their exits are varied. But one thing is known: The average tenure for some big-city chiefs in Texas is in decline.
May 12th, 2021
On Tuesday evening, I delivered remarks on the House floor calling out the left’s shameful and deliberate efforts to attack and “cancel” at law enforcement, while destroying anyone who dissents from their increasingly...
April 26th, 2021
Local pastors from all religious denominations held a press conference to oppose Proposition B, which would begin to defund the police in San Antonio, Texas.
December 22nd, 2020
A suspect allegedly shot a Kings Mountain, North Carolina, police officer Saturday night during an exchange of gunfire. This is the fourth shooting of a Charlotte-area officer in the past two weeks, officials say.
June 18th, 2020
President Trump took bold action to address calls for equality, justice, and accountability from law enforcement agencies by issuing an executive order to strengthen community-law enforcement relationships and restore public...
June 15th, 2020
We are all experiencing extreme times — extreme movement in the stock market, our economy, our safety, our freedom (to move about), and seemingly more things every week. The most recent extreme is the attack on...
October 11th, 2019
The DPS officers' association sued the agency over a new policy to measure a trooper's physical readiness for the job not only by fitness tests, but by waist size. Thursday, the Public Safety Commission decided the policy is...
July 8th, 2019
Some police officers in Tempe, Ariz., say they were asked to leave a Starbucks coffee shop on the Fourth of July because a customer complained they “did not feel safe” with the cops present, according to reports.
June 14th, 2021
On Saturday, I issued the following statement in response to a shooting in downtown Austin, leaving at least thirteen people wounded.
May 25th, 2021
The Texas House and Senate on Monday advanced two separate proposals that aim to stop the state’s most populous cities and counties from cutting law enforcement funding.
May 13th, 2021
During National Police Week, yesterday Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) and I introduced the Back the Blue Act, which would increase the penalties for criminals who intentionally target law enforcement officers and provide...
May 11th, 2021
I’m proud to represent a community in which many police officers, like those who participate in Operation Progress, wear their humanity like a badge of honor.
April 1st, 2021
We are privileged to have men and women who dedicate their lives to protect the public. We must defend and support our communities’ heroes.
July 17th, 2020
Defunding the police is not the solution to making people feel safer in their communities. Instead, we should focus on real solutions like empowering police chiefs to fire bad cops and improving police training and...
June 18th, 2020
Although many of the changes to reform policing in our communities will happen at the local level, we can help stem racial inequality and ensure America’s police are more responsibly serving our communities.
October 14th, 2019
Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was shot early Saturday morning after police in Texas responded to a neighbor’s nonemergency call upon seeing her front door open. Community activists are demanding answers.
August 29th, 2019
“The officer will know prior to approaching the vehicle that this person might have a challenge speaking with him."