Community Forums on Police Oversight

On March 22, 2018, the City Council passed a resolution directing the City Manager to develop evidence-based best practices regarding police oversight and report back to Council with any recommendations that would improve the effectiveness, transparency, and efficiency of our current system. In doing so, Council directed the City Manager to consult with various stakeholders including the Office of the Police Monitor, the Police Department, law enforcement accountability offices, interested community organizations and various Boards and Commissions.

In order to carry out Council’s direction to the City Manager, the Police Oversight Advisory Working Group was created to advise City management in the development of recommendations to enhance Austin’s current police oversight system. Members of the working group include representatives from City of Austin departments and various community organizations. The purpose of the Police Oversight Advisory Working Group is to advise the City of Austin executive management with recommendations to improve the effectiveness, transparency, and efficiency of our current police oversight system. The working group is tasked with analyzing data, evaluating best practices, and drafting a proposal for consideration by the City Manager and City Council.

The Police Advisory Working Group is now asking for community input on the draft recommendations. You are welcome to attend one of three Community Forums on Police Oversight hosted by the City of Austin:

Community Forums on Police Oversight

Wednesday, September 19th 6-7 pm

Location: Our Lady Of Guadalupe Parish

1206 E 9th St, Austin, TX 78702

Saturday, September 22nd 11-12 pm

Location: Gus Garcia Recreation Center

1201 E Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX 78753

Tuesday, September 25th 6-7 pm

Location: Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church

4301 Tannehill Lane Austin, TX 78721


Language Interpretation Services are available during the Community Forums

Request a language interpreter by calling 3-1-1 no later than five days before the meeting you wish to attend.

Solicite un intérprete de español llamando al 3-1-1 al menos cinco días antes de la reunión a la que desea asistir.


Online Engagement and Feedback are available here

To provide your feedback online, please complete the following Community Survey and sign the Guestbook.

On March 22, 2018, the City Council passed a resolution directing the City Manager to develop evidence-based best practices regarding police oversight and report back to Council with any recommendations that would improve the effectiveness, transparency, and efficiency of our current system. In doing so, Council directed the City Manager to consult with various stakeholders including the Office of the Police Monitor, the Police Department, law enforcement accountability offices, interested community organizations and various Boards and Commissions.

In order to carry out Council’s direction to the City Manager, the Police Oversight Advisory Working Group was created to advise City management in the development of recommendations to enhance Austin’s current police oversight system. Members of the working group include representatives from City of Austin departments and various community organizations. The purpose of the Police Oversight Advisory Working Group is to advise the City of Austin executive management with recommendations to improve the effectiveness, transparency, and efficiency of our current police oversight system. The working group is tasked with analyzing data, evaluating best practices, and drafting a proposal for consideration by the City Manager and City Council.

The Police Advisory Working Group is now asking for community input on the draft recommendations. You are welcome to attend one of three Community Forums on Police Oversight hosted by the City of Austin:

Community Forums on Police Oversight

Wednesday, September 19th 6-7 pm

Location: Our Lady Of Guadalupe Parish

1206 E 9th St, Austin, TX 78702

Saturday, September 22nd 11-12 pm

Location: Gus Garcia Recreation Center

1201 E Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX 78753

Tuesday, September 25th 6-7 pm

Location: Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church

4301 Tannehill Lane Austin, TX 78721


Language Interpretation Services are available during the Community Forums

Request a language interpreter by calling 3-1-1 no later than five days before the meeting you wish to attend.

Solicite un intérprete de español llamando al 3-1-1 al menos cinco días antes de la reunión a la que desea asistir.


Online Engagement and Feedback are available here

To provide your feedback online, please complete the following Community Survey and sign the Guestbook.