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Interim Chief of Police Robin Henderson

Interim Chief of Police Robin Henderson has served with the Austin Police Department for 26 years. After serving in her most recent role as Chief of Staff for almost 2 years, she was appointed as Interim Chief of Police on August 31, 2023. Chief Henderson currently oversees all Austin Police Department operations which includes a workforce of approximately 2,200 Sworn and Civilian personnel. Some of the specialized units she manages include: Peer Support, the Counter Attack Strike Team (CAST), and the Executive Protection Unit (EPU). Prior to her appointment as Interim Chief, Chief Henderson served in various assignments including: Executive Lieutenant, Patrol Lieutenant, Cadet Training, Field Training, Internal Affairs, Person and Property Investigations, Street Response, and Patrol. Chief Henderson enjoys leading a productive, professional and progressive team. She is passionate about public service, being a servant leader, a mentor, and making a positive impact within the Department and the Austin community.


APD Executive Team


Assistant Chief James Mason


Assistant Chief Scott Perry

Assistant Chief Scott Perry


Assistant Chief Staniszewski

Assistant Chief Jason Staniszewski


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Assistant Chief Jeff Greenwalt


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Assistant Chief Gizette Gaslin


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Executive Lieutenant Craig Smith


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Executive Community Engagement Lieutenant Lee Davis


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Executive Staffing Lieutenant Shauna Griffin


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Assistant Director Michelle Schmidt