Central Texas Public Safety Commission

“Investing in public safety has never been more important, and the Central Texas Public Safety Commission intends to lead the way in supporting law enforcement and championing crime prevention.”

Admiral Bobby R. Inman, USN (Ret), Past President

The Central Texas Public Safety Commission was established in 1997 to support Central Texas law enforcement, raise public awareness about crime prevention programs, and promote a cooperative and coordinated community anti-crime effort. The Crime Commission promotes public safety programs that improve the community’s quality of life.

  • Sponsoring the Austin Police Department’s Guns4Groceries program, which has collected nearly 800 unwanted weapons and raises public awareness about firearm safety
  • Supplying Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical Services with specially-equipped motorcycles to improve downtown, highway, and special event response
  • Partnering with The University of Texas at Austin and the Austin Independent School District to sponsor the Longhorn Leaders program, which emphasizes academic excellence and life success skills
  • Co-sponsoring an annual Global Security Summit with the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Hosting a Public Safety Series featuring law enforcement and policy experts, such as Attorney General Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, Admiral Bobby R. Inman, USN (Ret), Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson, Congressman Michael T. McCaul, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven C. McCraw, former New York Police Department Commissioner Howard Safir, and State Senator Kirk Watson
  • Working with the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation to provide protective vests and tactical equipment to twenty-five area law enforcement agencies
  • Marketing the Austin Police Department’s 3-1-1 response system, which significantly reduced emergency calls and providing technology to support the Amber Alert program • Providing life-saving trauma kits for Austin Police Department patrol vehicles
  • Offering specialized DNA collection, homeland security, WMD, and K-9 medical, training for regional law enforcement • Supplying equipment to create the nation’s first K-9 chembio and radiation detection programs
  • Starting the state’s first 401K-9 program to assist with medical expenses for retired law enforcement animals
  • Sponsoring youth outreach programs, including the “Do the Write Thing” national middle school essay contest, Kids and Cops™, and Safe Schools Week

Paul J. Bury III 2013–2015

David L. Roche

Hon. Mack Wallace 1997–1999

Dr. William H. Cunningham 1999–2001
Admiral Bobby R. Inman, USN (Ret) 2001–2003
Hon. Roy Butler 2003–2005
Hon. Ralph Wayne 2005–2007
Joe E. Holt 2007–2009
Richard S. Hill 2009–2011
Hon. Pamela P. Willeford 2011–2013