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Austin Police Chief Art AcevedoAustin Police Chief Art Acevedo
Art Acevedo leads Austin's police department of 2,300 sworn law enforcement and support personnel who carry out police operations within the City of Austin, as well as the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, city parks and lakes, and municipal courts. With an annual budget of $283 million, APD serves Austin’s diversified population in the 13th largest city in the United States. Under Chief Acevedo’s leadership, the APD has been reengineered into a data driven and intelligence led policing organization. more...

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New Open Carry Law, PSA

Beginning January 1, 2016, carrying a handgun openly will be legal in Texas.

This new law modifies the existing handgun license law by eliminating the requirement that licensed handguns be carried in a concealed manner.

This means that somebody with a handgun license may choose to conceal it under clothing or wear it in a holster visible to others.