APD Community Policing Measure Proposal For FY2017-2018 Budget
The City of Austin’s FY 2017-2018 proposed spending and performance goals for the Austin Police Department meet the Community Policing standards and reasonable requirements sought by Austin area organizations, including, the Austin Chapter of the NAACP, Counterbalance: ATX and the Austin Justice Coalition, among others. Foremost, MEASURE© recognizes Community Policing as a necessary mechanism to promote community engagement, improve community relations and thoroughly and meaningfully bridge the divide between communities and the agencies that serve them. As such, we define Community Policing as, “a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies that support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime. Download the report.