Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Public Safety released the Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan 2021-2025 Tuesday, Jan. 26. The plan is the state’s framework for establishing homeland security priorities focused on a broad range of efforts to develop, sustain and employ homeland security capabilities.
In his opening letter, Abbott said the state experienced a wide array of security threats and hazards from the COVID-19 pandemic to national disasters such as Hurricane Harvey to mass shootings in Sutherland Springs, Santa Fe, El Paso and Midland-Odessa.
According to a news release issued by Abbott’s office, the plan builds upon foundations established in the Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan 2015-2020, but includes adjustments based on progress made in implementing the strategy and changes in the state’s risk landscape.
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By Dustin Butler • [email protected]