Community Provides Feedback on APD Recommendations

The Office of Police Oversight hosted a virtual conversation on March 23, 2021 to share the preliminary findings of independent consultants Kroll & Associates' assessment of the Austin Police Department’s training academy. Kroll's work is part of City Council's Resolution 66, which includes a comprehensive evaluation of the APD training academy curriculum, training, culture, and recommendations for improvement.

The virtual presentation was immediately followed by a robust question and answer session. The session was extended to accommodate the questions from over 40 community members representing many local organizations in attendance. The community's feedback will be included in Kroll & Associates' final report which will be released in mid-April.

You may watch a recording of the meeting here. A transcript of the meeting will be posted soon.

In addition to the virtual meeting, the RPS Team has solicited feedback from a variety of community organizations and members via an online forum. Everyone is encouraged to provide input. Interested in lending your voice to the process? Leave a comment here.

For more information about the Kroll Report and recommendations, please visit this blog post.