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. Alarm Administration
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.
This service sends subscribers email and/or text messages of threats to public safety. Click here to sign up to receive Citizen Observer alerts related to residents, businesses and/or neighborhoods.
The Citizen Police Academy is a 14-week program designed to give the public a working knowledge of APD. The Spring 2015 application is now available here. Click here for a list of CPA disqualifiers. CPA Flyer.
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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. To purchase a copy of the public portion of a police report, contact the Report Sales Unit at 512-974-5407 or 512-974-5408.
The Austin Police Department has partnered with Raids Online to provide the public with real time crime information in specific areas of Austin. The crime information is obtained from Versadex (our RMS System) and then displayed on a crime map that contains a link that allows citizens to enter crime tips.
As a result, the public is better informed about crimes that occur in the
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. During March, 2015, APD will not schedule any riders due to SXSW and Texas Relays. To apply for a ride-along, please fill out APD form 94 or send an email.