Austin Police Department

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Austin Police Department
Abbreviation APD
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Patch of the Austin Police Department
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Badge of the Austin Police Department
Agency overview
Employees 2646
Annual budget $402 million
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* City of Austin in the state of Texas, USA
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Map of Austin Police Department's jurisdiction.
Size 296.2 square miles (767 km2)
Population 743,074 (2007)
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Austin, Texas
officers 1,600
Agency executive Brian Manley, Interim Chief of Police
Austin Police
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

Austin Police Department (APD) is the principal law enforcement agency serving Austin, Texas, United States. As of Fiscal Year 2010, the agency had an annual budget of more than $402 million and employed around 2,646 personell, including approximately 1,600 officers.[1] Brian Manley was named interim chief effective December 1, 2016.[2]

Specialized units[edit]

  • Air Support Unit
  • Auto Theft Interdiction Unit
  • Chaplain
  • Child Abuse Unit
  • Cold Case Unit
  • Decentralized Investigations
  • Digital Analysis Response Team (DART-formerly the Computer Forensics and High Tech Crimes Units)
  • 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
  • Internal Affairs
  • K9 Unit
  • Lake Patrol Boat Unit
  • License & Weight
  • Mounted Patrol Horse Unit
  • Peer Support Unit
  • Property Management
  • Public Safety Unit (Airport Police, Park Rangers, Downtown Rangers)
  • 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[edit]

  • Central Area Command (District 1)
  • North & Northeast Area Command (District 2)
  • East & Southeast Area Command (District 3)
  • South & Southwest Area Command (District 4)
  • West & Northwest Area Command (District 5)
  • Public Safety Division (Airport, Parks, and Downtown)
  • Traffic Enforcement Division (Highway, Commercial Vehicle, DWI, License & Weight)


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




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