Austin at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations

Full-time law enforcement staff, Austin Police Department

  • 1,738 Officers
  • 552 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 1.74 Austin
  • 2.3 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
  • 2.2 National average

These figures reflect the Austin Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding

Data was last updated February 14, 2022


We identified over $8M in federal grant funding, FY 2012-2022

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Austin
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$200,000.00 9/1/2021
8/31/2023
AUSTIN, CITY OF AUSTIN, TX DE-ESCALATION TRAINING PROJECT Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions 16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants Prime
$365,647.00 10/1/2020
9/30/2024
AUSTIN, CITY OF CITY OF AUSTIN AND TRAVIS COUNTY FY21 EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$306,603.00 10/1/2019
9/30/2023
AUSTIN, CITY OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$132,153.00 10/1/2018
9/30/2021
GOVERNOR, TEXAS OFFICE OF THE AUSTIN, CITY OF Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.609 Project Safe Neighborhoods Sub

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Military equipment transfers

Data last updated September 6, 2022


$3M value of military equipment has been transferred to the Austin Police Department

The highest-value stock number reported is HELICOPTER,FLIGHT TRAINER with 1 item valued at $833,400.00 each

Recent equipment transfers

Military equipment transfers
Ship date Item and National Stock Number (NSN) Quantity Acquisition value, each Acquisition value, total DEMIL code DEMIL IC
2/8/2022 QLS RETROFIT KIT
1095-01-630-2439
35 35 @ $19.17 $670.95 A 1
7/28/2021 PICKUP
2320-DS-PIC-KUP0
2 2 @ $20,500.00 $41,000.00 A 0
2/22/2018 PANEL,STRUCTURAL,AIRCRAFT
1560-01-547-2060
1 1 @ $324.80 $324.80 Q 3
10/11/2017 RECON SCOUT XT
1385-01-627-4491
5 5 @ $11,556.33 $57,781.65 Q 3

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Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data was last updated January 26, 2022

Settlements

We identified 3 publicly reported settlements that resulted in $3,449,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2021

Michael Yeager, a California man who was falsely arrested by Austin police officers, filed a lawsuit in December 2019 against the City of Austin. In December 2021, city officials agreed to settle the case for $99,000.

In December 2018, Yeager was visiting his girlfriend in Austin when they were robbed. When police officers arrived, the lawsuit alleges that officer Dusty Jester slammed Yeager to the ground and used a stun gun on him and then falsely arrested him. Yeager sustained several injuries, including a concussion, broken nose, and separated shoulder. He filed a lawsuit for wrongful arrest and excessive force against the city in 2019. Two years later, city officials decided to settle the case for $99,000.

Compensation
$99,000.00
2021

The parents of Jason Roque, a 20-year-old man, filed a lawsuit against the City of Austin and Officer James Harvel after Harvel fatally shot their son. In September 2021, the Austin City Council agreed to pay $2.25 million to the Roque family.

The lawsuit alleged that Harvel fatally shot Roque in September 2017 when responding to a 911 call where Roque was having a mental health crisis. The Austin City Council reached a settlement of $2.25 million with the Roque family after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit affirmed Harvel did not qualify for immunity for the second and third shot he fired at Roque.

Compensation
$2,250,000.00
2013 - 2015

Between 2013 and 2015, Austin paid an average of $1.1 million annually in settlement payouts, including for police misconduct.

According to an analysis of data provided by the Austin City Law Department, between 2013 and 2015, Austin paid an average of $1.1 million annually in settlement payouts, including for police misconduct.

Compensation
$1,100,000.00