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.


Community Engagement and Feedback

All Community Forums on Police Oversight were conducted as scheduled, and the Community Survey and Guestbook are now closed to new submissions. The feedback collected from the in-person forums and the on-line submissions has been provided to the Police Monitor and the Working Group to be considered for their recommendations to the City Manager.

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.


Community Engagement and Feedback

All Community Forums on Police Oversight were conducted as scheduled, and the Community Survey and Guestbook are now closed to new submissions. The feedback collected from the in-person forums and the on-line submissions has been provided to the Police Monitor and the Working Group to be considered for their recommendations to the City Manager.