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Police Oversight Implementation Workgroup Quarterly Meeting: June 13, 2024

Thank you to everyone who joined the Office of Police Oversight for the third quarterly Police Oversight Implementation Workgroup meeting on June 13, 2024. We shared important information about OPO’s latest policy recommendation to APD, the complaints and contacts OPO received last quarter, and ended with an engaging Q&A session addressing community members' interests and concerns.

In case you missed it:

  • You can view the recording of the Zoom meeting here and access the meeting presentation deck here.
  • If you attended or would like to provide feedback for future meetings, you can fill out our post-meeting survey here.
  • You can view OPO's quarterly complaints data from January to March 2024 here.
  • Our next meeting will be in August 2024.
  • Want to stay informed on our next meeting date? Sign up for OPO's newsletter for the latest update.
  • 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.