West Austin Neighborhood Group

Preserving and Protecting West Austin

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    Crime Information

    April 6th, 2009
    by admin

    Crime Related Information

    Crime statistics in the city of Austin are available from the Austin Police department, and can be accessed by clicking here and following the instructions. Our neighborhood statistics are noted in the West Austin Neighborhood Group selection. This is a useful site containing a variety of crime related information.

    Central West District Representatives
    APD District Representative for West Austin,
    Nicole Gray
    District Representative
    Austin Police Department
    Central West Area Command
    512-974-5241
    Nicole.gray@ci.austin.tx.us
    www.cityofaustin.org/police

    The West Austin News Police Report column has started up again. This is a great way to keep informed about crime in our local neighborhoods. To subscribe to this local newspaper please visit the West Austin News website.

    Neighborhood Watch Program

    WANG is trying to increase awareness of neighborhood crime. An increase in residential and automobile burglaries in the neighborhood has prompted interest in a neighborhood watch program. Because research shows that the most effective programs are those that involve neighbors in small, localized groups, WANG proposes to act as an initiator and resource for neighborhood watch groups within our boundaries. The following actions are planned:

    • Provide neighbors with timely information about crime in the neighborhood, especially when distribution of this information could prevent other crime. The link to APD’s crime information is listed on this web page.
    • Assist groups of neighbors interested in implementing neighborhood watch groups by providing start-up information, including contact with APD officers for presentations.
    • Maintain contact with elected Block Captains and use them as contact points for distributing information to neighbors.
    • Include information about established watches in our neighborhood, along with basic safety tips and suggestions for neighbors.
    • Support neighborhood watch groups by hosting an annual neighborhood-wide social event focusing on crime and safety, such as National Night Out.

    In addition, a recent search of the Austin Police Department Registered Sex Offenders Database identified on registered sex offender living in the 78703 zip code at 1115 West 9th Street.

    For specific information and pictures of the registrants and to get up to date listings, go the APD database search site at https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/DPS_WEB/Portal/index.aspx and enter the required information.

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