Austin Police Department

  • Agency: Austin Police Department
  • Address: 715 E 8th St, Austin, 78701 TX
  • Chief: Art Acevedo (Chief of Police)
Phone: 512-974-5000

Austin Police Department is located at 715 E 8th St, Austin, 78701 TX. The Chief of Police of the department is Art Acevedo. The Austin Police Department phone number is 512-974-5000.

Austin Police Department News

Get some fresh air and exercise with APD Officers the week after Thanksgiving! We're having a Run/Walk with Austin Police Department on Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. Meet APD District Reps from Central East & South Central Austin at Krieg Fields for a walk or run. Hope to see you there!

APD News Release: Traffic Fatality #56 -

Joshua’s mom sent us this photo of his First Responders Birthday Party. He turned 5 and @austinfiredept @ATCEMS stopped by to sing him HBD!

Media briefing for earlier traffic fatality will be at the Valero (Hwy 71/Thornberry) at 3:45am. There is no parking near the scene - PIO11

#APD is working a single vehicle traffic fatality in 1300 blk of Thornberry Rd. No closures expected. No further info at this time. WC5

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour tonight for #DaylightSavingsTime

#AustinPD Assistant Chief Joe Chacon talking about North Austin shootings.

Media: AC Chacon will be providing an interview on this morning’s shooting @ 2pm at APD Headquarters. (PIO11)

Update on this morning's shooting: The subject in this incident is in custody and there is no longer any danger to the public. WC7

Update on Shooting in north Austin: Suspect is in custody. No further threat to the public. PIO11

Update on this morning’s shooting. Suspect still at large. (PIO11)

#APD working shooting at N. Lamar/Masterson Pass. 3 victims- all stable at Dell-Seton & Dell Childrens. No further info at this time. WC5

APD seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspect from today’s bank robbery at 9901 N Lamar Blvd. (Chase Bank) - PIO11

LIVE on #Periscope: Bank robbery at 9901 N Lamar

Bank robbery at 9901 N Lamar

Officer Perez and Officer Johnson brought the Austin Police STAR Cart to the Texas State Softball Team today! It was an honor to work with such hard working athletes. APD discussed the consequences of drinking and driving in hopes of saving a life. #AustinPD #TexasState #GoBobcats

Media: PIO will be providing an update on bank robbery in north Austin @ 7:45pm. Staging at 9905 N Lamar (Auto Zone) - PIO11

APD Officer Edward Soltys received kudos from an Austin resident who says he went above and beyond for her. "I will never forget what he did to keep me safe and out of harm's way," Christina said. "From taking me to the hospital to staying the whole time through all my x-rays till detectives got there. He should truly be recognized for his outstanding police work and compassion for citizens. With his help, the man in my crime was sentenced to life plus ten years! Justice was served." #FridayFeels #HappyFriday #KudosToOfficerSoltys #SafetyIsOurPriority #AustinPD

Austin PD Asst. Chief Frank Dixon has accepted the #VisionZeroHero challenge from Asst. Chief Reyes! Will you be a Vision Zero Hero and help reduce the number of people who die or are seriously injured in traffic crashes to zero? #AustinPD #ChallengeAccepted

UPDATE: 28-year-old Joseph Vallejo was booked into the Travis County Jail and is being charged with Agg. Assault w/ Deadly Weapon, a 2nd Degree Felony. Original Statement: Austin PD has the suspect in custody and the weapon was located at the scene. Around 8:30 a.m., 9-1-1 received a call about a shooting near the 6000 block of Airport Blvd. Four minutes later, Austin Police arrived on scene and received a description of the suspect. About a minute later, officers located the suspect, but the suspect did not follow commands and a foot pursuit took place. During the pursuit, the suspect tripped and fell, injuring himself. APD officers were able to take him into custody. The victim and suspect are at the hospital receiving treatment for non life-threatening injuries. Neither the victim nor suspect are ACC students. Via Capital Metro: Bus and rail services were not interrupted near the Highland area.

Media: Briefing on this morning's shooting in the 6000 blk of Airport Blvd will be at 10 a.m. at the Jack In the Box at 6419 Airport Blvd.

Hey UT Students and Residents of West Campus! Come meet APD Region 1 District Reps at The Castilian for Coffee with a Cop! In an effort to strengthen relations with our community, we've been hosting Coffee with a Cop events across the city. Please come to discuss thoughts and ideas with APD in an informal setting. Hope to see you there! Tag a friend and get energized before class — Hook'em!

Asst. Chief Ely Reyes has accepted the #VisionZeroHero challenge! Will you? Be a Vision Zero Hero: -Take the pledge online, record a short introductory video or take a photo and post it on your Facebook and/or Twitter using #VisionZeroHero. -Make sure you nominate a friend or family member to also become a Vision Zero Hero, and tag them in your post. **Vision Zero is an international movement that aspires to reduce the number of people who die or are seriously injured in traffic crashes to zero.

UPDATE: Agg. Robbery that occurred in the 2600 block of Guadalupe yesterday. APD is continuing to investigate. We can confirm that the victim is NOT a UT student. Please follow us on Twitter @Austin_Police and — APD PIO

UPDATE: APD near 4000 block of Cherrywood, Air1 no longer on scene. Detectives continuing investigation. Original Post: 4100 block of Lullwood, Air 1 assisting with Burglary, one suspect in custody, two suspects outstanding. Avoid area. #WhatTheHelicopter