Interim Chief of Police Robin Henderson
Interim Chief Robin Henderson has served with the Austin Police Department for 26 years and was appointed as Interim Chief of Police on August 31, 2023. Chief Henderson began her career with the Austin Police Department in 1997 with the 90th Cadet Class. Chief Henderson currently oversees all Austin Police Department operations which includes a workforce of approximately 2,200 Sworn and Civilian personnel serving a population of approximately 1.2 million people.
Prior to her appointment as Interim Chief, Chief Henderson served in various assignments including Chief of Staff, Assistant Chief, Executive Lieutenant, Patrol Lieutenant, Cadet & Field Training Sergeant, Internal Affairs Sergeant and Detective Investigator, Person and Property Investigations Detective, Street Response Officer, and Field Training and Patrol Officer.
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 our Austin community.
APD Executive Team
Chief of Staff Jeff Greenwalt
Assistant Chief James Mason
Assistant Chief Scott Perry
Assistant Chief Gizette Gaslin
Executive Lieutenant Craig Smith
Executive Community Engagement Lieutenant Lee Davis
Executive Staffing Lieutenant Shauna Griffin
Assistant Chief Eric Miesse
Assistant Chief Eric Fitzgerald
Assistant Director Michelle Schmidt