The mission of the Police Department is to keep the Austin community safe. APD’s values are I C.A.R.E.
Integrity – the cornerstone of police work. Without it, public trust is lost.
Courage – to make the right professional decision.
Accountable – to the community, the department and coworkers.
Respect – of the community, the department and, most importantly, self.
Ethical – professional actions and decision making.
Facts and Figures
12 full-time Information Technology employees
$1,557,565 Information Technology annual budget
Highlights and Achievements
Launched APD's MobilePD App. The application is a one-stop shop for members of the community to view crime maps, news releases and department phone numbers. The public may also make a police report and have the ability to receive push notifications for emergency alerts. It can submit tips and photos to the department as well as follow up on the tips in real time using the Tip Chat feature.
Implemented an online employment application solution. Applicants can now apply online without having to submit what was previously a 37-page paper application.
The previously deployed Starchase (GPS tracking) solution resulted in 21 deployments of the pursuit tracking solution with 17 suspects successfully apprehended.
APD MobilePD App received the 2016 Best in Texas Award for “Most Innovative Use of Social Media” from the Center for Digital Government.