‘We Are At Our Breaking Point’ Austin Police Association Highlights Staffing Issues At APD

AUSTIN, Texas — As the number of vacancies within the Austin Police Department (APD) have grown and response times have worsened in recent years, Austin Police Association (APA) President Michael Bullock wants to put a spotlight on how it’s affecting the city. 

On Feb. 17, Bullock took to social media to discuss the staffing crisis, pointing to an incident where an entire area in East Austin went unpatrolled for two hours. A couple of days earlier, on Feb. 15, he posted about the lack of officers available to answer 911 calls.

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