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Amigos en Azul, or "Friends in Blue," was founded in 1982 to better bridge the gap between the Hispanic community and the Austin Police Department. In the first year, a goal was set by the board of directors to award a $200 scholarship to an Austin area high school senior. Since then, the organization has grown to over 400 members working together to address the needs of the Austin community and has awarded over $60,000 in scholarships.

The Austin Police Explorer program is intended to show youth between the ages of 14 and 20 and at a 9th grade level or higher the many career opportunities available in law enforcement. All area youth interested in a law enforcement career may apply.

The Austin Police Department provides up-to-date police reports to the public online. These reports include Compstat reports and the Chief's monthly reports.

Since 2008, the Police Department has worked with the biking community to make streets safe for bicyclists and identify issues involving bicyclists that are problematic for the community. This page provides City bicycle laws and cyclist resources.

The Austin Police Department, along with community partners, will host a 2014 Austin Traffic Safety Symposium on Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 6-8 p.m. This symposium is an opportunity for the community to collaborate with state and local agencies and advocacy groups about ways to create safer roadways in Austin. In addition, we look forward to getting input from all roadway users on how together we can and will make our streets and highways safer.

Please contact the respective District Representative unit(s) to confirm the date, time and location or for any additional Commanders' Forum information.

 Click here to find more information about crime in your area.   

Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety. 

APD offers internships to individuals who are interested in pursuing a career with the Austin Police Department.  Internships are designed to allow potential applicants to experience the daily operations within a law enforcement agency.

The benefits and rewards of completing the internship program include:

  • Getting into the next Police Academy once your 5 month internship is completed.
  • Exposure to various areas of police work.
  • Working around other police officers and detectives.

Welcome to The Austin Police Department's online incident reporting system. This system will allow you to report a criminal incident to the police department. The entries into this system are for incidents that are not in progress and no threat of immediate harm to anyone exists. If this is an emergency please call 911.

National Night Out is a great opportunity for citizens and law enforcement to partner up against crime. We invite you to attend the event, meet your neighbors and commit to helping law enforcement reduce crime in your community.

Restore Rundberg was designed to combat crime challenges and neighborhood distress and to revitalize the Rundberg neighborhood. The project is being funded by the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program which was developed to change neighborhoods of high crime and distress into neighborhoods of opportunity.

The Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration (SOAR) Unit was created in February of 1999 to register and monitor persons residing within the city limits who have been declared as sex offenders (Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Chapter 62) and have a duty to register. Currently, the unit is incorporated into the Headquarters Bureau –Violent Crimes Division.

The mission of the TACT program is to reduce CMV-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities. FMCSA is achieving its mission by educating car and truck drivers on how to share the road safely. The TACT program is a high visibility traffic enforcement program that uses communication, enforcement, and evaluation activities to reduce CMV-related crashes, fatalities, and injuries.