The City of Austin has adopted laws regulating the operation of alarm systems. The City of Austin requires an alarm permit for each residence or business that operates an alarm system in the City Limits of the City of Austin. The Austin Police Department enforces and administers the Alarm Permit Ordinance. Cick here to view the Alarm Administration website.
The APD Booking Photo Database allows you to search for booking photos and includes booking photos from other Police agencies that utilize Travis County Central Booking.
Provides information on active traffic-related incidents reported to Austin Police, Aviation Police and Travis County Sheriff. Information is updated every five minutes.
You can easily help area law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime in Austin and Travis County by submitting an anonymous crime tip online.
The Crime Victims’ Compensation fund, administered by the Office of the Attorney General, is available to assist victims of violent crimes with expenses that are related to the crime. See Victim's Services.
CrimeViewer is a web mapping application that accesses crime information from APD’s police reports database. Searches may be accomplished using several geographic boundaries.
The APD’s online incident reporting system allows you to report a criminal incident to the Police Department. Entries into this system are for incidents that are not in progress and that present no threat of immediate harm to anyone.
The Greater Austin Crime Commission was formed in order to help the Austin Police Department reduce crime. The commission enables community members to support public safety concerns.
BanditTracker features images of persons who may be involved in criminal activity or wanted for questioning. Citizens can view and comment on these images or contact law enforcement about the individuals.
In most cases, the public portion of police reports can be obtained from the APD Incident Report Database. For all other questions or information regarding the purchase of police reports, traffic collision reports, and open records requests, please call 512-974-5212 or 512-974-5499
The Austin Police Department has partnered with Raids Online to provide the public with real time crime information in specific areas of Austin. The information is obtained from Versadex (our RMS System), displayed on a crime map with a link allowing citizens to enter crime tips. As a result, the public is better informed about crime in their area and can see these incidents on a map.
Citizens can search for persons in the registered sex offenders database using geographical information or names.
Citizens may ride with officers while they are on patrol. View the Police Observer Program Policy 324.1 (page 197) here.To apply for a ride-along, please fill out one of the applications Printable or Electronic and follow these instructions for sending the form. When selecting your date to ride, please keep in mind that it takes 3-4 weeks to get a ride along scheduled. Riders may only ride ONCE per calendar quarter.