Austin Police Department

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Interim Chief of Police Joseph Chacon

Joseph Chacon was recently named Interim Chief of the Austin Police Department. In his previous role as Assistant Chief he managed the department’s Central Patrol Bureau. This includes the Downtown entertainment district, specialized patrol functions such as mounted, parks and lakes, and walking beat patrols, and APD’s Special Events and Emergency Management Units. He also manages the department’s Special Operations division, including SWAT, Bomb Squad, K9 units and Airport operations. Additionally, he supervises APD’s Special Response Team. Chief Chacon has a wide breadth of experience in almost all areas of police work....More....


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