Community Engagement by the Austin Police Department is up and running. New types of activities are taking place around the city, APD is seeking input from all areas, working to implement programs for all demographic groups, and providing information to the public on many types of formats.
The Department's slogan "One Austin - Safer Together" emphasizes that we all have a role to play in safety awareness and crime prevention. The vision is "A department that is trusted and respected by all and collaborates with our community to make Austin the safest city in America" and the mission is "To keep you, your family, and our community safe through innovative strategies and community engagement."
What Community Policing Means to APD:
- Building positive relationships one contact at a time.
- Being present, engaged, and visible in our community.
- Addressing crime.
- Improving the wellbeing of Austin residents and visitors.
The APD Community Engagement Coordinator, Lt. Gizette Gaslin, and District Representatives in all Regions are working together to develop and implement strategies and programs that will enable Austin's neighborhoods and businesses to collaborate in ways that will make our city safer. We can all support those efforts.
Stay tuned as we continue to bring more information to you.