APD continues its mission to keep you, your family and our community safe, so that residents and visitors feel safe. Our vision of being the safest big city in America is built around a strong commitment to neighborhood-based policing. The emphasis includes continued efforts to reduce crime, improve service delivery, increase attention to traffic safety and quality of life initiatives, and improve efficiency and effectiveness through professional development, process improvements, technology changes and volunteerism.
Chief Manley has been with the Austin Police Department since 1990 and during this time he has served in and supervised many areas including Patrol, Narcotics, Child Abuse, Homicide, Highway Enforcement, Internal Affairs, Special Operations & Homeland Security, and Recruiting & Training. Additionally, he led a delegation of APD officers during the 2009 Presidential Inauguration in Washington DC, commanded a group of Special Response Team officers in a deployment to Houston, TX in the wake of Hurricane Ike, and attended the Senior Counterterrorism Officials Seminar in Israel.
Chief Manley earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992, majoring in Finance. He earned his Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Ethics (MSOLE) degree from St. Edward’s University in Austin in 2004 and was recognized as the St. Edward’s University 2004 Outstanding MSOLE Graduate of the Year. Chief Manley is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police, the Major Cities Chiefs Association’s Police Executive Leadership Institute, and is an IACP certified Leadership in Police Organizations instructor.