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Meet the candidates for chief of police

Thursday, August 12, 2021 by Tai Moses

Community members will get a chance to meet the finalists for chief of police at two community meetings scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 18, and Thursday, Aug. 19. Both meetings are from 7-8:30 p.m. The city received 46 applications for the position. The city’s announcement explains, “Like many major cities in America, Austin is reimagining how it provides public safety services. Austin is approaching this process in a methodical and strategic approach, and the next chief of police will begin their duties during a period of intense change for the Austin Police Department. The challenges and opportunities related to this initiative alone are many. The chief of police will help APD and the city adapt and emerge from reimagining law enforcement in a manner that improves public safety for all who visit, live and work in Austin.” More details about the meetings, including the candidates’ names and the meeting venues, will be announced later this week.

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