Austin Detectives Being Pulled From Investigations To Cover Patrol Duties Amid Police Staffing Crisis Creates Concern

AUSTIN, Texas — As the Austin Police Department’s staffing shortages continue to be an issue, we’re learning how the challenge is impacting other operations within the force.

To manage the ongoing staffing crisis, detectives are being pulled from their roles to help pitch in with patrols. This comes during a time APD faces more than 300 vacancies.

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