Austin Police Department wants a Field of New Officers

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The Austin Police department are asking City Council members that they are falling short of officers and want an addition of 400 more officers. They want enough staff to ensure that officers will have time to get out of their patrol car and spend some time talking to the citizens of the city they serve. It is what they called community policing.

Community Policing was Formed Earlier

It’s been one year since a community policing team was formed as part of the restore Rundberg project.

Officers are conducting a survey to track their progress. They’re asking those who live and work here how they view their safety as compared to one year ago.

“She was saying she does still feel there are drug dealers in the area, but she does feel safer, but at night she says she sees drug dealers in the area,” said APD Officer Rafael Kianes.

Make Personal Contact not Arrests

Success for these officers is not judged by the arrests they make, but rather the amount of contacts they have with the people they serve. They’ve made 13-thousand.

“We become over time one team as opposed to you’re the police, we’re the community members. We’re all together,” Kianes said.

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