The Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration (SOAR) Unit was created in February of 1999 to register and monitor persons residing within the city limits who have been declared as sex offenders (Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Chapter 62) and have a duty to register. Currently, the unit is incorporated into the Investigations Bureau. 

The SOAR Unit investigates the following: Failure to Register as a sex offender, Registered Sex Offender Information and Suspicious Persons. The SOAR Unit is also responsible for conducting sex offender compliance checks. (Address verification and compliance). The SOAR Unit conducts and documents all investigations, and makes referrals to courts and other agencies when necessary. The SOAR Unit frequently works with the U. S. Marshalls, Texas Attorney General’s Office and Travis County Sex Offender Probation to effectively monitor sex offenders and to apprehend sex offenders who are out of compliance.

The SOAR Unit is comprised of one Lieutenant, one Sergeant, three Detectives, three Senior Police Officers, one Administrative Specialist and one Administrative Assistant.

Contact Information

The SOAR Unit can be reached by calling 512-974-6280 or via email

The SOAR Unit is normally staffed from 7a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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