Join us on Tuesday, April 30th at 6:30pm for a round table discussion with Assistant Chief Brian Manley and APD Assistant Director Alice Suter at the Shoal Crossing Event Center located along the north access road of Mopac, just north of Steck Avenue, 8600 N Mopac, Austin , Texas 78759.
Coming straight from work? We will have sandwiches and other goodies on hand to tide you over.
We will hear about the current proposed budget for the next fiscal
year and discuss it's impact on neighborhood policing and the city at large. APD has reached out to the community early on this year so that you can be active and informed in shaping the strategic decisions leading up to our city's budget approval this fall for fiscal year 2013-2014.
Both of our speakers are key personnel from APD who are familiar with all aspects of the budget, past and present
What are your concerns?
The District Representative Program....how well is it working?
The new directive from council for policing of parks and trails after dark?
APD efforts to influence our youth and shape their destiny?
Enforcement of traffic laws on our streets, roads and school zones?
The demands on police staff with more complex events ?
How the various detective and investigative units are performing?
How well prepared is APD if disaster or terror attacks happen here?
How is APD using technology to cut costs and improve safety?
What part is APD playing in improving the quality of life in your neighborhood?
Our city has one of the lowest violent crime levels in the nation, but struggles with higher levels of property crime. How can we improve on that?
What is your neighborhood doing to impact safety issues and quality of life?
How does the growth of Austin impact our public safety and police budget and ultimately the service level in your part of town? What priorities should council focus on? How can we keep it affordable? What are the cost drivers to consider in the APD budget?
How will the city and police union "Meet and Confer" negotiations be conducted?
Please come and be informed on the current issues and engaged in the discussion. Meet some of your neighborhood watch and patrol counterparts across Austin who share your concerns. Learn some ways to make your neighborhood voices known to those who will determine our public safety future. Help to shape the discussion with your neighbors.