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Adult Safety

Seniors & Law Enforcement Together (SALT)

Establishes an effective partnership between seniors and law enforcement services working toward the reduction of crime and victimization of seniors. For more information, contact (512) 854-2203.

Home Safety Programs

Burglary Prevention

Learn how to keep your home and property from being the target of thieves. During this presentation, citizens will be provided with informative tips and simple steps they can take to improve the security of their homes and personal property, contact ((512) 854-2203.

Crime Statistics

Crime Statistics for your neighborhood can be provided to you by your sector. To determine what sector you reside in, please view map. If you reside in Baker or Charlie sectors, contact the East Command (512) 854-9721 or if you reside in Adam or David sectors, contact West Command (512) 854-9728.

Home Security Surveys

No home is burglar proof if a professional burglar targets your home. Upon request, certified crime prevention inspectors provide security surveys as a public service. These surveys are intended to provide basic security precautions, contact (512) 854-2203.

National Night Out

Each year, TCSO and neighborhood watch groups team up with National Night Out. Known as “Americas Night Out Against Crime,” a unique crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, contact (512) 854-2203.

Neighborhood Watch Program

The Neighborhood Watch Program brings citizens in a community together for the reduction of crime in their area, increasing citizen awareness through education and participation. A block captain should be selected to act as the liaison between the block group and the TCSO. For more information, contact (512) 854-2203.

Law Enforcement Programs

Building Bridges: Brick By Brick

Building Bridges is a steering committee co-chaired by Sheriff Greg Hamilton and Rev. Mike Manor. The committee's goal is to create meaningful and sustainable conversations between neighborhoods, churches, communities and law enforcement. Download the informational page for more details. Building Bridges is currently sponsoring an Eliminating Crime and Violence Town Hall.

Citizens' Academy/Alumni

Provides citizens with a working knowledge of the criminal justice system as it works in Travis County. The program increases awareness about the TCSO and improves community rapport. For more information, contact Vince Galloway (512) 854-4989. You can also visit the Citizens' Academy Alumni Association website at

Citizens On Patrol Services (COPS)

Dedicated volunteers are organized to serve as the eyes and ears of the Sheriff's Office. Each COPS volunteer has successfully completed the Citizens' Academy, as well as completed the COPS field training program. For more information, contact  Vince Galloway (512) 854-4989.

High School Crime Scene Investigation Workshop (CSI)

This one-two week program affords high school students an opportunity to participate in the investigation of a staged homicide as it is unfolding.  During the class students take on a variety of law enforcement roles to help solve the crime. For more information, contact Vince Galloway (512) 854-4989.

Explorers Post No. 1099

Weekly classes for those between 14-20 years of age, which provids hands-on practical training to develop a greater understanding about criminal justice and the role played by the Sheriff's Office. For more information, contact (512) 854-2203. View brochure for more information.

Personal Safety Programs

Gun Safety

TCSO participates in the nationwide program, Project Child Safe, to help ensure safe and responsible firearms ownership and storage. The Sheriff's Office provides a cable-style gun lock. Please contact Vince Galloway (512) 854-4989  for more information.

Youth Safety Programs

Bullying Prevention

TCSO is a chapter of the national Student’s Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) organization. We provide presentations aimed at decreasing the potential for violence by educating students on ways they can ensure their own personal safety and prevent crime. Contact (512) 854-2203 for more information or a presentation to your group.

Child ID

Child ID Events are provided to obtain fingerprints of your child for you to keep in the event your child is missing. For information regarding upcoming events or to schedule an event, contact Vince Galloway (512) 854-4989.


A very dynamic, personal and direct conversation with your group and the officer regarding the positive and negative affects of choices; this presentation includes a personal perspective to provide a true reality check for adolescents, contact Vince Galloway (512) 854-4989.

Shattered Dreams

Shattered Dreams is a two-day, high school-based program that promotes responsible decision-making among high school students regarding underage drinking and impaired driving (driving after drinking or riding with a drinking driver) by showing them how irresponsible choices can end all dreams, contact (512) 854-2203.

Stranger Danger

Children learn what a stranger is, why they shouldn't talk to a stranger and what steps they can take to prevent abduction. Contact (512) 854-2203.

Underage Drinking

Community and school presentations to educate youth on the dangers and consequences of underage drinking, contact (512) 854-2203.

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