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


November 21, 2023: Police Oversight Implementation Workgroup
Thank you to everyone who joined the Office of Police Oversight for the first quarterly Police Oversight Implementation Workgroup meeting on November 21, 2023. 

You can view the meeting recording here. 

Our next meeting will be in-person in February 2024. Time and Location TBD. 

Want to stay informed on our next meeting date? Sign up for OPO’s email newsletter for the latest updates. 

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

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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.