Austin Police Department

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Joseph Chacon

Chief of Police Joseph Chacon

Joseph Chacon was recently named Chief of the Austin Police Department. Prior to being selected, he served as Interim Chief of Police from March 2021 to October 2021. In his previous role as Assistant Chief he managed the department’s Central Patrol Bureau. This includes the Downtown entertainment district, specialized patrol functions such as mounted, parks and lakes, and walking beat patrols, and APD’s Special Events and Emergency Management Units. He also manages the department’s Special Operations division, including SWAT, Bomb Squad, K9 units and Airport operations. Additionally, he supervises APD’s Special Response Team. Chief Chacon has a wide breadth of experience in almost all areas of police work....More....