Dear Neighbor, The Greater Austin Crime Commission turns twenty-five this year. Since 1997, we’ve supported Central Texas first responders and promoted public safety planning. Our silver anniversary begins with a groundbreaking police staffing project announced today by Police Chief Joseph Chacon. Austin is the first city to use machine learning to model police staffing. The Greater Austin Crime Commission… 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, I’m thankful for the dedicated first responders that keep our businesses, churches, neighborhoods, and schools safe. As we look ahead to a new year, the Greater Austin Crime Commission is focused on the future. We’ll work on patrol staffing, long-term budget planning, and EMS, fire, and police contracts. When the Austin City Council voted… Read more »
Dear Neighbor, Joseph Chacon will be the next chief of the Austin Police Department. City Manager Spencer Cronk announced the decision today after a national search to replace former Chief Brian Manley, who retired in March. The Austin City Council is expected to ratify the choice at its regular meeting on September 30. Joe is the police… Read more »