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BRINGING A CULTURALLY DIVERSE COMMUNITY TOGETHER TO BUILD NEW RELATIONSHIPS AND SEEK COLLABORATIVE SOLUTIONS THAT ADDRESS PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUES.

 

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office proudly serves one of the fastest growing diverse counties in the nation. Our mission is to provide innovative law enforcement and correctional services in a holistic manner through collaborative partnerships. Through partnerships, collaboration and open communication we embrace new ideas that propel us forward. We strive to offer the kind of work and living environment that fosters honesty and protects the rights of all. Building Bridges was created with this in mind; to forge partnerships between law enforcement, faith-based groups and neighborhoods to create meaningful conversations by hosting monthly Town Hall meetings and weekly Community Dialogue meetings. It is our goal to encourage positive law enforcement interaction within our community and include the media to promote positive news reporting by:

  • Identifying effective practices for law enforcement and the community to establish and strengthen sustainable working relationships.
  • Networking with community partners to work, foster and strengthen relationships.
  • Identifying and overcoming barriers that have prevented law enforcement and community organization from working together effectively.

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, works closely with our community partners and brings any concerns to Sheriff Hernandez.

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Flynn Lee
Building Bridges Chairman
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Nelson Linder
Austin NAACP President

 

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.

OCTOBER 5th  from 1:30 - 3:00pm | Law Enforcement Panel with the ACC Police Dept., AISD Police Dept., Austin Police Dept. and TCSO - Discuss Special Projects and Budget & Staffing

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Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex
1156 Hargrave St.
Austin, TX 78702

COMMUNITY DIALOGUE MEETINGS

Community Dialogue Meetings occur every Friday at 9:00am at the NAACP Branch (in the annex of United Simpson Methodist Church) 1709 E. 12th St., Austin, TX 78702.

 For questions or if your organization is interested in presenting at the Friday morning Community Dialogue Meetings, please call 512.854.8549 or email TCSO Community Outreach.

 

 

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