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APD provides free gun locks to Austin residents for the safety of you and your families.

The Police Observer (Ride Along) Program is back and available to the public!  See the APD Ride Along Policy - APD Policy 324.

Provides information on active traffic-related incidents reported to Austin Police, Aviation Police, and Travis County Sheriff. Information is updated every five minutes.

Once your bicycle is registered, it will remain in the system until you notify us that your bicycle has been disposed of. Learn more about registering your bicycle.

The Blue Santa program provides full holiday meals and distributes wrapped Christmas gifts to community members during the holidays. Those in need can apply to receive help.

You can easily help area law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime in Austin and Travis County by submitting an anonymous crime tip online.

CrimeViewer is a web mapping application that accesses crime information from APD’s police reports database. Searches may be accomplished using several geographic boundaries.

Criminal history check/clearance letter/fingerprinting

The Austin Police Department DOES NOT provide fingerprinting services at this time. If you require fingerprinting, please visit IdentoGO online.

The Austin Police Department DOES NOT provide criminal history checks or “Clearance Letters” for those persons requesting that service. Complete arrest records should be requested from the Texas Department of Public Safety.  


The APD’s online incident reporting system allows you to report a criminal incident to the Police Department. Entries into this system are for incidents that are not in progress and that present no threat of immediate harm to anyone.

The Greater Austin Crime Commission was formed in order to help the Austin Police Department reduce crime. The commission enables community members to support public safety concerns.

In most cases, the public portion of police reports can be obtained from the APD Incident Report Database. For all other questions or information regarding the purchase of police reports, traffic collision reports, and open records requests, please call 512-974-5212 or 512-974-5499. 

Citizens can search for persons in the registered sex offenders database using geographical information or names.

This warrant search online service allows you to search for active warrants.