Austin Police Department

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Austin Police Department
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Agency overview
Annual budget$402 million
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionAustin, Texas, USA
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Map of Austin Police Department's jurisdiction.
Size296.2 square miles (767 km2)
Population947,890 (2016)
General nature
HeadquartersAustin, Texas
Officers1,900 [1]
Agency executive
Austin Police

Austin Police Department (APD) is the principal law enforcement agency serving Austin, Texas. As of Fiscal Year 2018, the agency had an annual budget of more than $442 million and employed around 2,646 personnel, including approximately 1,900 officers.[2] Brian Manley was named Chief of Police[3] effective June 14th, 2018.[4]

Specialized units

  • Aggravated Assault Unit
  • Air Support Unit
  • Auto Theft Interdiction Unit
  • Chaplain
  • Child Abuse Unit
  • Cold Case Unit
  • Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
  • Counter Assault Strike Team (CAST)- AKA Active Shooter Response team
  • Court Services
  • Decentralized Investigations
  • Digital Forensics Unit
  • DWI Enforcement Team
  • Executive Protection Unit
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal
  • Family Violence Protection Team
  • Financial Crimes Unit
  • Gang Suppression Unit
  • Homicide
  • Honor Guard
  • Human Trafficking Unit
  • Intelligence
  • Internal Affairs
  • K9 Unit
  • Lake Patrol Boat Unit
  • Mounted Patrol Horse Unit
  • Peer Support Unit
  • Property Management
  • Public Safety Unit (Airport, Parks, Downtown)
  • Recruiting
  • Risk Management Unit
  • Robbery Unit
  • Sex Crimes Unit
  • Special Events Unit
  • Special Investigations Unit
  • Special Weapons & Tactics (SWAT)
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Training Academy
  • Vehicular Homicide Unit
  • Victim Services

Patrol divisions

  • Downtown Area Command
  • Northeast Area Command
  • Northwest Area Command
  • North Central Area Command
  • Central East Area Command
  • Central West Area Command
  • Southeast Area Command
  • Southwest Area Command
  • South Central Area Command
  • Highway Enforcement Command (Motors, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, DWI Enforcement)


Rank Insignia [1]
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Chief of Staff US-O9 insignia.svg
Assistant Chief US-O8 insignia.svg
Commander US-O7 insignia.svg
Lieutenant US-O2 insignia.svg
Sergeant (10+ years in rank)

Sergeant (less than 10 years in rank)

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Senior Police Officer N/A

Fallen Officers

Since the establishment of the Austin Police Department, 23 officers have died in the line of duty.[5] The following list also contains one officer from the Austin Park Police Department, which was merged into APD.[citation needed]

APD ~ Anderson
Officer Date of death Details
Officer Cornelius L. Fahey
Monday, March 8, 1875
Officer John Gaines
Wednesday, November 19, 1913
Officer Tom Allen
Sunday, October 24, 1915
Chief of Police James N. Littlepage
Tuesday, October 9, 1928
Sergeant William Murray Stuart
Monday, October 16, 1933
Vehicle pursuit
Officer James R. Cummings
Sunday, December 3, 1933
Motorcycle accident
Officer Elkins P. Morrison
Sunday, February 2, 1936
Struck by vehicle
Sergeant Walter Lee Tucker
Sunday, November 14, 1948
Motorcycle accident
Officer Donald Eugene Carpenter
Thursday, January 30, 1964
Officer Billy Paul Speed
Monday, August 1, 1966
Officer Thomas Wayne Birtrong
Friday, August 23, 1974
Automobile accident
Officer Leland Dale Anderson
Friday, June 6, 1975
Officer Ralph Allen Ablanedo
Thursday, May 18, 1978
Officer Lee Craig Smith
Saturday, December 15, 1979
Motorcycle accident
Officer Robert Townes Martinez Jr.
Saturday, February 25, 1989
Automobile accident
Officer Drew A. Bolin
Friday, June 2, 1995
Vehicular assault
Officer William DeWayne Jones Sr.
Sunday, May 28, 2000
Office Clinton Hunter
Thursday, November 29, 2001
Vehicular assault
Sergeant Earl Alison Hall
Monday, March 4, 2002
Heart attack
Officer Amy Lynn Donovan
Sunday, October 31, 2004
Struck by vehicle
Senior Officer Jaime D. Padron
Sunday, April 6, 2012
Lieutenant Clay D. Crabb
Sunday, October 16, 2013
Automobile crash
Senior Officer Amir Abdul-Khaliq
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Motorcycle crash


See also


  1. ^ "APD Administration". City of Austin. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  2. ^ "Chief Manley's Biography". City of Austin. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  3. ^ "One Austin, Safer Together". City of Austin. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  4. ^ Cunningham, Chelsea; Norwood, Kalyn (June 14, 2018). "Austin City Council approves Brian Manley as permanent police chief". KVUE. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "Officers Killed in the Line of Duty". Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  6. ^ Doolittle, Dave (September 26, 2018). "Police substation to be named after Jaime Padron". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved February 25, 2020.

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