Austin's Next Police Chief: Opportunities to Provide Feedback


Public input is critical to creating a public safety capability that works for everyone. The City and the RPS Team continue to provide residents and community leaders with a variety of ways to make their voices heard. The hiring of a new police chief to lead the Austin Police Department provides just such an opportunity for resident feedback.


On March 22, 2021 City Manager Spencer Cronk announced the City’s launch of the Chief of Police recruitment. To lead this recruitment process, City Manager Cronk has engaged Ralph Andersen & Associates, who has assisted 35 other cities in hiring their Police Chiefs across the country since 2016.

May Meetings

During the week of May 17th, a series of virtual community meetings will be held where you will be able to provide the Consultants from Ralph Andersen & Associates with your feedback as it relates to this incredibly important role.

Graphic listing the times and dates of upcoming feedback meetings.

Virtual meetings will take place via Zoom.

Click on the meeting date links below to join your preferred Zoom meeting:

Monday May 17, 2021                    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Monday May 17, 2021                    6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday May 20, 2021                  9:00 am – 10:00 am

Friday May 21, 2021                        10:00 am – 11:00 am

Friday May 21, 2021                        2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Other Ways to Provide Input

Those who cannot attend one of the meetings may still submit feedback via SpeakUp Austin: Your Next Chief of Police Recruitment Process or send an email to All submissions will be taken into consideration.