Since 2012, three Austin Police Department staffing studies have recommended adding patrol positions. Copies of the reports (2012 PERF, 2015 GACC, and 2016 Matrix) and a transcript of the 2016 Matrix Group presentation to the Austin City Council are available below.
A complete copy of the 2016 Matrix analysis and recommendations (12MB) is available here.
Business, community, and neighborhood groups have endorsed the goal of achieving 35 percent community engagement (community policing) time. Copies of letters from the Austin Neighborhoods Council, Downtown Austin Alliance, Greater Austin Crime Commission, and neighborhood leaders are available below.