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Austin Police Chief Brian ManleyAustin Police Chief Brian Manley

Brian Manley is Chief of the Austin, Texas, Police Department. He leads a department of 2,646 sworn law enforcement and support personnel who carry out police operations within the City of Austin, as well as the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, city parks and lakes, and municipal courts. With an annual budget of $402 million, APD serves Austin’s diversified population in the 11th largest city in the United States. The APD is a data driven and intelligence led policing organization focused on the tenets of Community Policing. More...





Criminal History Check/Clearance Letter/Fingerprinting

Austin Police Department provides criminal history checks and “Clearance Letters” for those persons requesting that service.  In order to process that request, it is necessary the requestor provide (1) one request form for each person needing a criminal history record check, (2) a complete set of fingerprints submitted along with the request, (3) remit $25 for each record request (4) if your letter needs to be certified, there is an additional $2 charge for each requested clearance letter, (5) a postage paid self-addressed envelope for your remittance.

Personal checks and money orders must show that payment is to be paid in US Currency and is to be paid by a bank in the United States.  That information must be preprinted on the money order, this information cannot be typed or handwritten on the money order.  Checks and money orders should be made out to the City of Austin.

Austin Police Department provides fingerprinting service every Wednesday from 8:30am to 4:00pm.  If you require fingerprinting, that service fee is $11.75 for a full set of prints on two fingerprint cards.  A $6 fee is charged for each additional card if needed.