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Safety in Austin

While you might be on campus during the day, you will likely be spending most of your nights and weekends off campus. As an Austinite, you should utilize helpful resources like Austin 3-1-1, the APD app and weather alerts.

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Meet Your Officers

UTPD launched a program that assigns an officer to a particular area, including some areas off campus. Using the district map, you can identify and contact your district officer representative for non-emergencies.

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APD District Representative Map

Similar to the UTPD district representative program, APD has officers assigned to specific areas in Austin. Each officer is dedicated to serving their assigned community, so reach out to your representative for non-emergency issues.

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Emergency Supply Kit

Make an emergency supply kit using this checklist, provided by Austin's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

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Connet with APD

The Austin Police Department is the primary entity in charge of safety and security beyond the 40 Acres. 

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Austin 3-1-1

Austin 3-1-1 gives you the chance to submit service requests, ask questions and voice concerns in your area.