The Office of Police Oversight accepts community feedback about interactions with the Austin Police Department.


Police Oversight Implementation Workgroup Quarterly Meeting: June 13, 2024

The next Police Oversight Implementation Workgroup meeting will be on June 13, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting with be hosted online via Zoom. Click here to register.

Accessibility and Accommodation Information:  The event will be presented in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language (ASL). Additional interpretation services and accessibility accommodations are available upon request.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email or call (512) 974-9090.


For More Information 

  • Police Oversight Implementation Workgroup meeting on November 21, 2023: View the meeting recording here. 
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What We Do

When people have concerns or complaints about potential police misconduct, those concerns need to be heard, investigated, and resolved. At Austin’s Office of Police Oversight (OPO), everything we do is to promote an atmosphere of earned trust between Austinites and the Austin Police Department (APD). We do this by making it easy, accessible, and safe for Austinites to provide information and start the process. For example, we make sure that:

  • There are several reporting options available (email, an online form, telephone, etc.).
  • The process is not overwhelming or complex.
  • People understand that they can choose to remain anonymous.
  • The community understands what we do, how we do it, and how to reach us.

Our office also:

  • Makes recommendations to the City Manager and to APD about individual incidents and investigations, as well as broader policy recommendations.
  • Is committed to treating all parties — residents, APD, and the Austin Police Association (APA) — as stakeholders involved in an ongoing conversation. We seek to understand and learn from all perspectives.

Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Police Oversight (OPO) is to provide impartial oversight of the Austin Police Department’s conduct, practices, and policies to enhance accountability, inform the public to increase transparency, and create sustainable partnerships throughout the community.