In April of 2016, the City Council retained the Matrix Consulting Group to conduct a Community Policing study for the Austin Police Department. The Matrix Group made several recommendations to enhance the Department’s Community Policing program (found in the attached report). One of the recommendations was to assign a dedicated person as a Community Engagement Coordinator. I was very excited to be selected for this position and have been working with the District Representatives and each of the area commands to assist them in strengthening our community policing efforts throughout the City of Austin.
In order to hear from each neighborhood association/group we need your assistance in completing a short questionnaire (less than 5 minutes). Your feedback and input are valuable to us, as APD moves its focus to community policing.
Please return the questionnaire back to me no later than Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at noon. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call me at (512) 974-5513. I look forward to building bridges between the department and our community, making it safer together.
Gizette Gaslin, Lieutenant
Austin Police Department
Executive Lieutenant – Community Engagement Coordinator