The District Representative Program was established in 1998 for the purpose of creating a liaison between neighborhood communities and the police department’s regional commands.

A police officer is assigned to specific districts within an area command to assist the community in solving neighborhood problems as well as facilitating open communication and partnerships. In 2011 the Department re-aligned bureaus, geographic boundaries and personnel allocation to address the ever changing dynamic of Austin and improve efficiency and effectiveness of service.  The area command in which you reside has its own team of District Representatives. 

The District Representatives are called upon to do a myriad of activities which include, but are not limited to: enhancing patrol efforts, attending neighborhood association meetings to provide input or answers, attending school functions to educate children about safety and crime prevention, assisting the community in solving non-emergency problems and helping the community become self-reliant. All District Representatives are patrol officers and augment patrol and crime prevention activities as well as respond to natural and man-made emergencies in support of patrol operations.


Community involvement such as:

  • Neighborhood Watch programs (En Español)
  • Neighborhood Associations
  • Business Associations
  • Schools, PTAs, and civic groups
  • Citizens On Patrol (COPs)
  • Apartment Residents On Watch (AROW)
  • Filling gaps between patrol services and community needs

Urban decay prevention

  • Graffiti
  • Abandoned residences and buildings
  • Code Enforcement violations
  • Illegal dumping

Problem Solving

  • Habitual and high-demand complainants’
  • City representative complaints


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