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Where We Stand on Injustice & Racism

Sheriff Sally Hernandez's Statement on Injustice & Racism

The #8CANTWAIT campaign is dedicated to bringing “immediate change to police departments.” The project calls for law enforcement to commit to more restrictive use of force policies. Please review TCSO To Serve and Protect to take a look at where we stand on each of the recommended policies.

Building Bridges

We proudly serve one of the fastest growing, diverse counties in the nation. We strive to foster honesty and protect the rights of all. Open communication produces new ideas that propel us forward and Building Bridges was created with that in mind.

This program forges bonds between law enforcement, organizations, businesses, educators, churches and neighborhoods through meaningful conversations. Monthly Town Hall meetings encourage positive interaction. We listen to the concerns and ideas of Travis County residents and offer information about crime prevention, case updates, policies and procedures, racial profiling reports, health and safety, and much more. Local media is invited to be in attendance.

Town Hall presentations are hosted by TCSO and also include the Austin Police Department, Austin Community College and the Austin Independent School District on a rotating basis.

Building Bridges is presented by Sheriff Sally Hernandez, with special thanks to Nelson Linder and the Austin NAACP. Building Bridges Chairman Flynn Lee coordinates, attends and moderates the meetings. He works closely with our community partners to ensure the information presented is timely and provides residents with opportunities to learn about and discuss relevant topics and issues.

Flynn Lee
Building Bridges Chairman
Nelson Linder
Austin NAACP President

Due to the recent COVID-19 status in the Austin-metro area, Building Bridges in-peson meetings have be been postponed. The safety and well-being of all Travis County residents is our top priority. 

Town Hall Meetings

Monthly Town Hall Meetings occur every first Saturday of the month from 1:30 - 3:00pm. The following community partners host a Town Hall every quarter:

  • Travis County Sheriff's Office - January, May & September
  • Austin Police Department - February, June & October
  • Austin Independent School District - March, July & November
  • Austin Comunity College - April, August & December

Locations vary due to the revolving presenters.

Community Dialogue Meetings

Virtual Community Dialogue Meetings will begin on September 25th at 9:00am via Zoom:

Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance presented by Rochion Gregg, City of Austin

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 876 676 6196
Passcode: 9U97c2

For questions or if your organization is interested in presenting at the Friday morning Community Dialogue Meetings, please email TCSO Community Outreach.





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