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Austin Police Department 1992 Issue Paper

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For fiscal year 1992-93, the police department of Austin, Texas proposes to focus on improving crime prevention and investigation, continuing the transition to community policing, and improving police training and resource allocation.
Compared to other large cities, Austin has a high rate of property crime and a low rate of violent crime. In 1990, street- level drug markets began to spread across Austin. Reports of child abuse have also increased in the last 5 years. Nevertheless, gang violence and crime were reduced and drug law enforcement improved in 1991 and 1992. Strategies planned for the next fiscal year include adding 47 new police officer positions, increasing funding for blood testing and crime analysis, expanding initiatives in problem-oriented policing, maintaining active crime prevention programs, increasing foot patrol, strengthening the recruitment and training of minority personnel, and continuing the feasibility and cost-benefit analyses of technological applications in law enforcement. Additional recommendations for 1993-95, figures, tables, and 3-year business plan