Dear Neighbor, Later today, the Austin City Council will begin adopting a budget for the next fiscal year. Nearly 300 speakers have signed up. It’s not too late to contact the mayor and your council member. Use these links to call or send an email. We can’t afford to cut cops, cancel cadet classes, or reduce overtime when crime is increasing in our… 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, The Austin City Council will start adopting a budget Wednesday. That’s seventy-two hours left to make your voice heard and stand for public safety. We can’t afford to cut cops, cancel cadet classes, and reduce overtime. A majority of Austin voters support reform, but not cutting cops when crime is increasing and response times are slower. Ask… Read more »
Dear Neighbor, We’re number one, but it’s not good news. According to a Wall Street Journal article, Austin ranks first among the fifteen largest US cities for percentage increase in murders this year and third in robberies. A week from tomorrow, the Austin City Council begins budget adoption. The proposed budget includes cutting 100 police positions, and several council members… Read more »