OPO's vision, mission, and strategic direction

Office of Police Oversight (OPO) exists to serve the residents of Austin by enhancing a culture of accountability and transparency within policing.

Who we are

Our vision: to enhance a culture of accountability and transparency within policing in Austin

5 common goals of police oversight:

  1. Improving public trust
  2. Ensuring accessible complaint processes
  3. Increasing transparency
  4. Deterring police misconduct
  5. Promoting thorough, fair investigations

Mission statement

Our new mission statement reflects input and feedback from the community.

The mission of the Office of Police Oversight is to provide impartial oversight of the Austin Police Department's conduct, practices, and policies to enhance accountability, inform the public to increase transparency, and create sustainable partnerships throughout the community.

Contact information

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Main office: (512) 974-9090
Complaint and thank-you hotline: (512) 972-2676

Contact information

contact_phone
Main office: (512) 974-9090
Complaint and thank-you hotline: (512) 972-2676
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