Dear Neighbor, In August, the Austin City Council voted unanimously to make significant reductions to the police budget. Now, some city council members who celebrated the cuts have changed their story. You can’t have it both ways. What really happened? It’s confusing. The Austin City Council cut an additional $21.5 million from the city manager’s proposed budget and… Read more »
Greater Austin Crime Commission
The Greater Austin Crime Commission was established in 1997
to support Central Texas first responders
and promote public safety planning.
Law enforcement dogs risk their lives in service to the public every day. Many citizens and officers are alive today because of the actions of well-trained police dogs.
The Greater Austin Crime Commission and University of Texas School of Social Work developed the Longhorn Leaders youth outreach program in cooperation with the university’s Athletic Department and the Austin Independent School.
The Joe M. Kilgore Award was established by the Crime Commission to honor individuals for outstanding public service. Kilgore was a founding director and executive committee member.
In the News
Dear Neighbor, NUA — No Units Available That’s the patrol status when you call 9-1-1 and police can’t respond. And it’s happening in Austin. Forty-seven police cadets are expected to graduate from the training academy next Friday. After that, no more cadet classes are scheduled. Why? Despite rising crime and slower response times, the Austin City Council… Read more »
Dear Neighbor, Today is the voter registration deadline for the November 3 election. Five Austin City Council seats are on the ballot. Be an informed voter. Find your council district. Early voting begins October 13. Election Day is November 3. The Greater Austin Crime Commission and a coalition of business and community groups will urge the Austin City Council to make… Read more »