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[CALL TO ORDER]

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GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYBODY.

IT'S 2:00 PM ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 16TH, AND I WILL CALL TO ORDER THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE OF THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL.

IT IS OC AS I SAID, IT'S OCTOBER 16TH.

WE ARE MEETING AT 3 0 1 WEST SECOND STREET IN THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT CITY HALL.

UH, MEMBERS, THE FIRST

[Public Communication: General]

ITEM WE HAVE ON THE AGENDA IS, UH, PUBLIC COMMUNICATION.

IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING WE HAVE, UH, SOME PEOPLE THAT HAVE SIGNED UP FOR PUBLIC COMMUNICATION AND I'LL, UM, ASK FOR SOME ASSISTANCE.

UH, YES, SIR.

UH, THERE'S NO PUBLIC COMMUNICATION, BUT WE HAVE, UH, SEVERAL SPEAKERS THAT HAVE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON, UH, ITEM NUMBER FOUR, AND WE'LL TAKE ALL THOSE SPEAKERS NOW AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING.

THAT'D BE GREAT.

THANK YOU.

FIRST SPEAKER UP, NOELLE DAVIS.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

MY NAME IS NOELLE DAVIS, AND I HAVE BEEN, I WAS A MEMBER OF THE ACADEMY CURRICULUM REVIEW COMMITTEE FOR ITS ENTIRETY, AND I AM REALLY GRATEFUL TO KROLL FOR THEIR ASSESSMENT AND RECOMMENDATIONS RELATED TO THE ACADEMY.

AND I'M ESPECIALLY GRATEFUL FOR THEIR SECTION RELATED TO THE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DIVISION MANAGER AND THE TRAINING STAFF.

AND I LIKE THE WAY THAT KROLL BROUGHT TO LIGHT THE CHALLENGES THAT THE ACADEMY HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING RELATED TO ENFORCEMENT OF THE REVISED SOPS, UH, STANDARD STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES, AND, UM, INTEGRATING THE CIVILIAN STAFF INTO THE CULTURE.

AND I SHARE KROLL'S, UH, SPECIFIC CONCERNS ABOUT THE NEW MANAGER OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION REPORTING TO THE TRAINING COMMANDER INSTEAD OF REPORTING TO THE ASSISTANT CHIEF, UH, FOR THE REASONS KROLL LISTED AND SOME OTHERS.

I DON'T HAVE TIME TO GO INTO THAT.

AND AS THE ACADEMY PREPARES TO HIRE ADDITIONAL CIVILIAN TRAINING STAFF, I'M REALLY CURIOUS TO HEAR SPECIFICALLY HOW THE RESISTANCE THAT HAS BEEN EXPERIENCED BY, UM, CIVILIAN STAFF AND AND SWORN STAFF TO ACCEPTING THE CIVILIAN STAFF, HOW THAT'S GONNA BE ADDRESSED SO THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY LIKE REALLY INTEGRATE THESE FOLKS AND TRANSFORM INTO A, A CULTURE OF COLLABORATION AND TEAMWORK.

AND I REALLY APPRECIATE COMMANDER LYON'S STATED INTENTION TO FOSTER AN ENVIRONMENT OF SERVANT LEADERSHIP AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY TO REALLY HELP AVOID THESE PAST PROBLEMS. AND AGAIN, I'M JUST CURIOUS, LIKE, HOW SPECIFICALLY IS THAT GOING TO PLAY OUT? HOW ARE WE GONNA SHIFT FROM THEORY AND FRAMEWORKS TO LIKE REALLY OPERATIONALIZING THAT IN A DAY-TO-DAY MANAGEMENT OF THE ACADEMY TO REALLY CREATE A CULTURE OF INCLUSION? AND I'M ALSO JUST CONCERNED, YOU KNOW, OVER THE PAST COUPLE YEARS, THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP AT THE COMMAND LEVEL AND AT THE ASSISTANT CHIEF LEVEL.

THERE'VE BEEN, I THINK, THREE, UM, ASSISTANT CHIEFS AND THREE COMMANDERS JUST IN A VERY BRIEF TIME.

AND SO I'M JUST CURIOUS, YOU KNOW, HOW LONG IS COMMANDER LYONS GOING TO BE THERE? AND I'M, YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST A CURIOSITY.

AND THEN WHAT'S THE PLAN FOR MOVING FORWARD? IF, IF AND WHEN HE DOES MOVE ON, HOW IS ALL OF THIS GOING TO BE, EVERYTHING HE DOES TO HELP CREATE CHANGE? HOW IS THAT GONNA BE INTEGRATED IN TO THE SYSTEMS? THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

NEXT SPEAKER, PHIL HOPKINS.

THANKS.

UM, I'VE ALSO BEEN PART OF THE CURRICULUM REVIEW COMMITTEE AND THE RESOLUTION 66 COMMITTEE BEFORE THAT CHOSEN IN PART, I THINK FOR MY ACADEMIC EXPERTISE IN MEDIA ANALYSIS AND IN RACE AND ETHNIC STUDIES, I THINK THE KROLL REPORT DOES AN ADEQUATE JOB OF ADDRESSING WHERE A P D HAS MADE SOME PROGRESS.

UM, BUT I THINK THE KROLL KROLL AS AN INSTITUTION IS LOOKING AT THE ACADEMY AS A WHOLE, AND THEY'RE COMPARING IT TO OTHER PROGRAMS AND OTHER ACADEMIES, WHICH IS GOOD.

BUT I THINK IT'S ALSO TOO IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER WHAT INITIATED THIS REVIEW PROCESS IN THE FIRST PLACE THREE YEARS AGO, WHICH WAS MUCH NEEDED CHANGE ON ISSUES OF RACE AND EQUITY IN PARTICULAR.

AND SO, I WANNA POINT OUT A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT THE COLE REPORT DOES HIGHLIGHT AS PROBLEMATIC AND, AND CONTINUED RESISTANCE AND, AND SUGGEST THAT THESE NEED TO BE, UH, LOOKED AT CAREFULLY.

FIRST, THERE'S NO MECHANISM FOR ASSESSMENT OF OR DEVELOPMENT OF THE INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF.

I'VE, I'VE WATCHED OVER NUMEROUS INTER ITERATIONS OF THE, OF THE MODULES FOR THE ACADEMY, SEEING ONLY MINOR EDITS AND CHANGES.

AND I THINK AS KROLL NOTES, RIGHT, THE INSTRUCTORS NEED HELP BUILDING THE PEDAGOGICAL SKILLS AND THE KNOWLEDGES FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND EFFECTIVE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT.

IF THEY DON'T GET THAT, THEN WE'RE GONNA CONTINUE TO SEE INSTRUCTORS SORT OF TEACHING INHERITED MODULES THAT MAYBE THEY THEMSELVES DON'T REALLY UNDERSTAND.

AND, UH,

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AND PARTICULARLY WITH RESPECT TO THE MODULES MOST CENTRAL TO ADDRESSING AND CHANGING THE CULTURE AND PRACTICE OF POLICING TO BE MORE EQUITABLE AND SAFE.

I ALSO WANT TO ECHO WHAT NOELLE SAID ABOUT THE CONCERNS OVER HOW THE CIVILIAN STAFF WILL INTERACT WITH SWORN BECAUSE, UM, I, YOU KNOW, I, THE CROW REPORT SEEMS ODDLY HOPEFUL THAT MORE AND NEW CIVILIAN STAFF WILL SOMEHOW OVERCOME THIS DYNAMIC.

AND I DON'T SEE A LOT OF CAUSE FOR HOPE FOR THAT.

SO THE THING I REALLY WANNA EMPHASIZE IS THAT IN ORDER TO HAVE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY MOVING, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS AND YOUR SERVICE.

NEXT SPEAKER, SARITA FIA.

HI THERE.

SAR TE FONTI.

UM, I AM ALSO A MEMBER OR FORMER MEMBER OF THE CURRICULUM REVIEW COMMITTEE, UM, AS WELL AS AN ACTIVE COMMUNITY MEMBER.

UH, THE BIGGEST POINT THAT I WANT TO LOOK AT TODAY IS THAT WE ALL SERVE IN DIFFERENT ROLES, AND WE ARE ALL HELD ACCOUNTABLE TO MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE ACHIEVING THE OUTCOMES THAT WE SEEK TO DO.

WE KNOW THAT A P G AND OUR OFFICERS SAY THAT THEY ARE SEEKING TO NOT ONLY KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE, BUT ALSO CHANGE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A P D AND THE COMMUNITY.

IN ORDER TO DO THAT, THAT'S GOING TO REQUIRE A DIFFERENT APPROACH THAN WHAT WE'VE DONE IN THE PAST, WHICH IS ALSO GOING TO REQUIRE DIFFERENT CURRICULUM, DIFFERENT TEACHERS, DIFFERENT, UM, WAYS OF TEACHING.

SO, SOMETHING THAT WAS BROUGHT UP IN THE CORAL REPORT THAT WE'VE BROUGHT UP, UM, IN COMMITTEE, IN THE COMMITTEE AS WELL, IS BRINGING ON SOMEONE SPECIFICALLY DEDICATED TO THE LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT AND CURRICULUM OVERSIGHT FOR A P D, AS WELL AS MAKING SURE THAT THE COMMUNITY IS ENGAGED IN THAT, SO THAT WE CAN REALLY FOSTER THOSE STRONG RELATIONSHIPS AND COMMUNITY-BASED POLICING THAT WE ARE HOPING TO SEE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

APPRECIATE YOUR SERVICE.

AND THAT CONCLUDES OUR SPEAKER, SIR.

GREAT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UH, MEMBERS FOR THE RECORD, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER ALLISON ALTER HAS ALSO JOINED US, VIRTUALLY MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE.

THE FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA, UH, AFTER, UH, COMMUNICATIONS IS

[1. Approve the minutes of the Public Safety Committee meeting of August 7, 2023.]

TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING OF AUGUST 7TH, 2023.

UH, DOES ANYONE HAVE ANYTHING THAT THEY WANT TO ADD OR CHANGE? THEN I'LL ACCEPT A MOTION.

MOTION IS MADE BY COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY TO ADOPT AND APPROVE THE MINUTES.

SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER VELA DISCUSSION WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

THAT WILL TAKE US TO ITEM NUMBER

[2. Approve the 2024 Public Safety Committee Calendar.]

TWO, WHICH IS A DIS, UH, DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL APPROVAL OF THE 2024 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE CALENDAR MEMBERS.

YOU HAVE THAT IN YOUR BACKUP.

UH, AND I'LL ASK IF ANYBODY HAS ANY COMMENTS ABOUT THAT PROPOSED CALENDAR.

I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO APPROVE THE 2024 ANNUAL MEETING DATES FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE.

COUNCIL MEMBER VELA, UH, MOVES APPROVAL AT THE SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY DISCUSSION WITHOUT OBJECTION.

ITEM NUMBER TWO, THE ANNUAL MEETING DATES FOR 2024 ARE ADOPTED.

THAT WILL TAKE US TO ITEM NUMBER THREE,

[3. Discussion and briefing and from Austin-Travis County EMS on accidents involving micro-mobility]

A DISCUSSION AND BRIEFING, UH, FROM THE AUSTIN TRAVIS COUNTY E M S ON ACCIDENTS INVOLVING MICRO MOBILITY DEVICES.

CHIEF, IT'S ALL YOURS FOR A WHILE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBERS, COMMITTEE MEMBERS, UM, I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE DIVISION CHIEF KEVIN PARKER, UH, FROM E M S, WHO OVERSEES OUR SPECIAL EVENTS, SPECIAL OPERATIONS, AND, UH, HOMELAND SECURITY DIVISION, AND HE'S GONNA BE ABLE TO PRESENT TODAY'S PRESENTATION.

THAT'S GREAT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, SIR.

GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYBODY.

UH, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO, UH, PRESENT TO YOU, UM, UH, PROVIDING YOU THIS BRIEFING FOLLOWING THE, UH, BRIEFING I PROVIDED TO THE DOWNTOWN COMMISSION.

UM, YOU'LL SEE THAT THERE'S SOME NEW DATA, SOME UPDATED DATA, UH, THAT GOES OVER THE WHOLE YEAR.

UM, SO WE'D LIKE TO FIRST START OUT WITH JUST GIVING YOU A BROAD SCOPE OF, UH, UH, THE E SCOOTER INCIDENTS THAT WE HAVE.

IF WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, THIS IS JUST THE MOST RECENT COMPLETED FISCAL QUARTER, UH, FOR 2023.

IN THAT TIME, UH, WE SAW JUST UNDER 30,000 PATIENTS, UH, OF WHICH ONLY 48 CASES WERE REPORTED TO US TO HAVE INVOLVED AN SCOTER, UH, USE.

THIS IS, UH, WE BELIEVE THE MOST LIKELY, UH, ACCURATE NUMBER.

IT MAY BE SLIGHTLY UNDER-REPORTED OF INCIDENTS, BECAUSE IT DOES REQUIRE US TO REPORT THE METHOD OF TRANSPORTATION THAT THEY WERE USING AS A WHOLE.

THE CITY, UH, REPORTS THAT IN THAT SAME FISCAL QUARTER, 725,000, UH, TRIPS WERE TAKEN, UH, ABOUT THE SAME NUMBER OF MILES DRIVEN, UH, KIND OF ALIGNS WITH THE EXPECTATION THAT SCOTER USE, UH, FINISHES THAT, THAT LAST MILE, IF YOU WILL, OF ANY

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MASS TRANSIT PLAN.

UH, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, THROUGHOUT THE CITY, YOU CAN SEE THAT, UH, YOU KNOW, OUR SCOTER INCIDENTS ARE CAPTURED, UH, MAINLY IN THE DOWNTOWN CORE.

THERE ARE SOME OUTLYING ONES, UH, PARTICULARLY NEAR, UH, MASS TRANSIT STATIONS.

UH, NEXT SLIDE.

UM, AND THEN THE ZOOMED IN VIEW.

YOU CAN SEE IT'S OUR MAJOR TRANSPORT CORRIDORS AND ALSO OUR MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS, UH, IN WHICH WE SEE THE LARGEST NUMBER OF SCOTER INCIDENTS.

NEXT SLIDE.

UM, I SHOULD POINT OUT THAT THESE CASES, NOW THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ACTUAL PATIENTS IS I'VE TRANSITIONED TO, UH, COMPLETE FISCAL YEAR NUMBERS.

UM, SO WE HAD A TOTAL OF 169 PATIENTS IN THE FISCAL YEAR, 2023.

UM, 132 OF THOSE WERE TRANSPORTED, UM, ONLY OF WHICH EIGHT WERE CLASSIFIED AS A CODE THREE TRANSPORT, WHICH IS, UH, LIGHTS AND SIRENS.

IT INDICATES THAT OUR PARAMEDICS ASSESSED THAT THE PATIENT WAS AT A GREAT RISK OF, UH, OF DEATH OR SERIOUS DISABILITY, OR A LOSS OF FUNCTION, IF YOU WILL.

SO A, A RELATIVELY SMALL NUMBER OF CRITICAL PATIENTS.

HOWEVER, A LARGE NUMBER OF THE OVERALL PATIENTS THAT WE SAW WERE TRANSPORTED, UH, TO A HOSPITAL FOR FURTHER EVALUATION AND TREATMENT.

NEXT SLIDE.

MAYOR.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER VELA.

ABSOLUTELY.

UH, JUST A QUICK, UH, UH, ON THAT PRIOR SLIDE, RIGHT QUICK.

YES, SIR.

THAT'S A CODE THREE.

IT'S A SERIOUS INJURY.

YES.

SERIOUS AND CRITICAL INJURIES.

SERIOUS AND CRITICAL INJURY IS CODE THREE.

AND IF Y'ALL COULD BACK UP TO THAT REAL QUICK.

I JUST MISSED THAT NUMBER.

UH, SO ARE A HUNDRED, AND WAIT A SECOND, 132.

OKAY.

EIGHT OUT OF THE 132 PATIENTS WHO WERE TRANSPORTED WERE CLASSIFIED AS BEING, UH, SERIOUSLY OR CRITICALLY INJURED.

SO 124 TRANSPORTED OF THOSE EIGHT, UH, 132 WERE TRANSPORTED OF THOSE EIGHT WERE CRITICALLY OR SERIOUSLY INJURED.

GOT IT.

THANK YOU.

YES, SIR.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER BAYLA.

UM, NEXT SLIDE.

UM, LARGELY, UH, ONE PREVIOUS, UH, ONE TO THE LEFT, LARGELY THE, UH, DEMOGRAPHICS OF THESE PATIENTS IS WHAT WE SEE DOWNTOWN OF A LARGE NUMBER BETWEEN 20 AND 50 YEAR OLD INDIVIDUALS, UM, SLIGHTLY TILTED TOWARDS THE, UH, MALE SEX.

UM, BECAUSE THIS IS A, UH, PATIENT REPORT, UM, THERE IS THOSE SMALL NUMBERS OF, UH, 70 TO 79, AND THE LESS THAN 10, UH, SCOOTER IS A COLLOQUIAL TERM.

AND IT COULD BE, UH, SOMETHING ELSE THAT INJURED THEM, UH, MAYBE A HOVERBOARD OR, UH, A MOBILITY SCOOTER VERSUS THE SCOTER THAT WE ARE ACTUALLY TRYING TO TALK ABOUT.

UM, SUGGEST THAT'S PROBABLY THE SUGGEST YOU SUGGEST THAT PEOPLE 70 TO 79 ARE MORE LIKELY TO USE A HOVERBOARD THAN AN SCOTER .

NO, I'M SAYING, UH, THAT THEY MAY USE A, UH, REGULAR SCOOTER LIKE YOU WOULD SEE.

I GOTCHA.

THANK YOU.

I WOULD NEVER CAST THIS VERSIONS.

UM, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, BROKEN DOWN BY THE DAY OF THE WEEK AND TIME OF DAY, UH, THAT YELLOW BOX IS OUR MAIN ENTERTAINMENT, UH, NIGHTLIFE HOURS.

UH, YOU CAN SEE THAT THE SIGNIFICANT NUMBER ARE CONCENTRATED THERE.

HOWEVER, THERE IS A CONCENTRATION OF THE SCOOTER ACCIDENTS MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY IN THE, UH, MORNING AND EVENING COMMUTES, UM, AS YOU BREAK IT DOWN.

UM, NEXT SLIDE.

UM, AN IMPRESSION IN THIS CASE IS NOT THE SAME AS A PATIENT COMPLAINT.

UH, AN IMPRESSION IS DEVELOPED AFTER THE PATIENT HAS BEEN COMPLETELY ASSESSED, AND THIS IS THE PARAMEDICS ASSESSMENT OF THE MOST CRITICAL THING THAT IS WRONG WITH THE PATIENT.

UM, YOU CAN SEE THAT ALL OF THEM, UH, INVOLVE SOME SORT OF INJURY OR PAIN, UH, MOSTLY TO THE FACE AND THE EXTREMITIES, UH, WITH A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER BEING TO THE HEAD AND TO THE FACE.

UM, IT'S REALLY CONSISTENT, LIKE I SAY, WITH THE LACK OF PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT THAT THEY MAY BE WEARING.

UM, AND ALSO OF NOTE, UH, MOST OF THESE CASES WERE, UH, SINGLE PATIENT REPORTS THAT WE, UH, THEY DID, THEY DID NOT INVOLVE STRIKING ANOTHER, UH, PERSON OR A PEDESTRIAN OR A BICYCLE RIDER, ET CETERA.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, AGAIN, JUST FURTHER DEMONSTRATION AND, UH, DIFFERENT GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF MOST OF THESE ARE, UH, TRAUMATIC IN NATURE.

AGAIN, THESE ARE THE PRIMARY IMPRESSIONS.

I KNOW THAT YOU SEE A CARDIOVASCULAR AND A NEUROLOGICAL SEIZURE, UM, THAT IS THE, AFTER THE PARAMEDIC IS ASSESSED.

SO IT IS QUITE POSSIBLE THAT THESE PEOPLE WERE HAVING A SEIZURE OR CARDIOVASCULAR EVENT AFTER THE COLLISION OCCURRED.

WE, WE DO NOT HAVE A WAY TO, UH,

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DEFINE THAT.

UM, AND THEN NEXT SLIDE AT THE VERY END.

YOU KNOW, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT SCOTER ACCIDENTS ARE A VERY MINIMAL IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY AND ON OUR E M S SYSTEM.

UH, NOT THAT THOSE PATIENTS, THOSE 169 PATIENTS AREN'T IMPORTANT.

UM, BUT IN THE BIG SCOPE OF THINGS, IT'S A RELATIVELY MINOR IMPACT TO OUR SYSTEM.

UM, AND, AND THERE ARE SOME FUNCTIONAL GAIN THAT WE GET, PARTICULARLY IN THE SPECIAL EVENT WORLD, UH, WHERE WE SEE A HIGH CONCENTRATION OF SCOOTER USE.

IT ALLOWS OUR APPARATUS AND OUR MOTORCYCLES, UH, AND OUR SPECIAL RESPONSE UNITS TO NAVIGATE THROUGH, UH, TRAFFIC A LITTLE BIT EASIER, UH, INSTEAD OF ALL OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS BEING IN CARS OR OTHER METHODS OF TRANSPORTATION.

UM, AND, AND OBVIOUSLY ALL OF THESE CASES, OR THE MAJORITY OF THE CASES, I SHOULD SAY, UM, ARE ONLY IMPACTING THE PERSON RIDING THE SCOOTER.

THEY'RE NOT HAVING A, A LARGER IMPACT TO, UH, THE BYSTANDERS OR OTHER PEOPLE WHO MAY BE AROUND THEM.

UM, WITH THAT, I'LL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE OR CLARIFICATIONS.

COUNCILMAN MC KELLY.

THANK YOU.

AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE.

UM, SO THAT'S A LOT OF REALLY GOOD INFORMATION.

UM, PART OF THE REASON I WANTED THIS PRESENTATION WAS BECAUSE YOU DID SUCH A GREAT JOB AT THE OTHER, UM, COMMISSION MEETING, BUT I DID HAVE SOME QUESTIONS.

SO WHAT ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS THAT E M S MAY HAVE FOR THE PUBLIC TO, THAT MIGHT KEEP PEOPLE SAFER WHEN RIDING MICRO MOBILITY DEVICES? YES.

SO, I MEAN, OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE AN INTEREST IN, UM, MOVING FROM JUST DEALING WITH PATIENTS WHO ARE INJURED TO ENCOURAGING THEM TO TAKE ACTIONS THAT WILL PREVENT THEIR INJURY IN THE FIRST PLACE.

SO WE'RE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF, OF WEARING HELMETS, UH, WEARING ANY TYPE OF PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.

UM, IF YOU HAVE BEEN DRINKING, UH, CONSIDERING USING AN UBER OR A LYFT OR SOME OTHER TRANSPORT, UH, MODALITY, UH, THAT WOULD GET YOU TO YOUR DESTINATION SAFER, UM, AND DOESN'T REQUIRE FINE MOTOR CONTROL AND DOESN'T IMPACT FINE MOTOR CONTROL.

THAT MAKES SENSE.

UM, I'VE OBSERVED MYSELF AND THEN I'VE ALSO HEARD FROM OTHERS IN THE COMMUNITY THAT SOMETIMES PEOPLE WHO ARE RIDING MICRO MOBILITY DEVICES ARE ON MOPAC.

ARE YOU AWARE OF ANYTHING IN THE CITY CODE THAT MIGHT PREVENT PEOPLE FROM DOING THAT? I AM NOT.

UH, CERTAINLY I THINK TRANSPORTATION WOULD PROBABLY BE ABLE TO SAY THAT I'LL FOLLOW UP, BUT I'M NOT, I'M NOT AWARE OF ANY INCIDENTS THAT OCCURRED ON, UM, FREE FREEWAY LANES OF TRAVEL.

CORRECT.

OBVIOUSLY, COMMON SENSE WOULD INDICATE THAT IT WOULD BE A REALLY BAD IDEA TO DO THAT, BUT I'LL FOLLOW UP WITH YEAH.

TRANSPORTATION ON IT.

UM, DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE AVERAGE INJURY WOULD BE? UM, THAT'S SUSTAINED BY SOMEONE WHO'S ON A MICRO MOBILITY DEVICE? OF ALL THOSE THAT YOU LISTED, IS IT MOSTLY JUST HEAD AND FACE? IT, THEY, THE VAST MAJORITY ARE HEAD AND FACE INJURIES, UH, FOLLOWED UP BY INJURIES OF THE EXTREMITIES.

OKAY.

AND ARE YOU AWARE, GOING BACK TO THE HELMET USE AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT, ARE YOU AWARE OF ANY, UM, PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES OR ORGANIZATIONS THAT COULD PROMOTE THE USE OF THAT PROTECTIVE MATERIAL? I AM NOT CHIEF.

I AM, I'M NOT AWARE OF ANY, NO.

UM, I DO KNOW THAT IN MY TIME IN SPECIAL EVENTS, UM, THAT THEY, TRANSPORTATION WORKED CLOSELY WITH THE SCOOTER COMPANIES TO ENCOURAGE THE SAME THINGS THAT, THAT WE ARE ENCOURAGING OF PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND RIDING SOBER, ET CETERA.

RIGHT.

BUT SO BACK WHEN I USED TO RIDE SCOOTERS BEFORE, THEY SEEMED TO BE A LITTLE BIT TOO DANGEROUS FOR ME PERSONALLY.

UM, I WENT ONLINE AND TRIED TO ORDER OFF OF AMAZON BIRD SCOOTER HELMETS, AND I GOT CHICKEN HELMETS IN THE MAIL.

SO, UM, YOU KNOW, YOU WANNA MAKE SURE YOU GET THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT FOR WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO UTILIZE.

AND A CHICKEN HELMET DEFINITELY WOULDN'T FIT THIS NOGGIN.

SO, YEAH.

UM, ANYWAY, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PRESENTATION TODAY.

YOU'VE GIVEN US A LOT TO THINK ABOUT AND I APPRECIATE IT.

WELL, YOU'RE WELCOME.

COUNCIL MEMBERS, COUNCIL MEMBER ALTER.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

UM, COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY, I APPRECIATE YOU BRINGING THIS UP.

I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT SUBJECT.

UM, I WOULD ENCOURAGE TRYING TO CONNECT WITH DELL, UM, CHILDREN'S AND DELL MEDICAL TO SEE WHAT THEY'VE BEEN SEEING WITH RESPECT TO THE INJURIES I'VE HEARD, UM, FROM EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS, THAT THERE'S REALLY, UM, THAT THE INJURIES ARE PRETTY STAGGERING.

UM, SO I, THAT'S ANOTHER WAY TO GET AT THE SIMILAR QUESTIONS, SO I JUST WANTED TO ENCOURAGE THAT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER.

THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER.

GOOD REPORT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING HERE.

THANK Y'ALL.

APPRECIATE BOTH OF YOU.

THANKS FOR WHAT YOU DO.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

MEMBERS, THAT CONCLUDES ITEM NUMBER FOUR.

WE'LL GO TO, I'M SORRY, ITEM NUMBER THREE.

WE'LL GO TO ITEM NUMBER

[4. Discussion and briefing on the Kroll Audit of APD Training Academy: 148th Cadet Class.]

FOUR, WHICH IS DISCUSSION AND BRIEFING ON THE KROLL AUDIT OF A P D TRAINING ACADEMY, 140 EIGHTH CADET CLASS.

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WELCOME.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR COUNCIL AFTERNOON.

ALSO, JOIN US VIRTUALLY, I BELIEVE WE HAVE MEMBERS OR REPRESENTATION FROM KROLL.

IN ADDITION, I HAVE COMMANDER LYONS, WHO IS CURRENTLY THE COMMANDER OVER OUR TRAINING ACADEMY, IN ADDITION TO SOME OF OUR SWORN AND CIVILIAN STAFF FROM THE TRAINING ACADEMY.

AND SO WITH THAT, UM, WOULD Y'ALL PREFER WE HAVE, OH, WE HAVE KROLL EVALUATION COMING UP FIRST.

VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU, CHIEF, AND THANK YOU.

THANK YOU EVERYONE.

UM, I'M, I'M MARK ALER, UH, MANAGING DIRECTOR AT TROLL.

AND WITH ME TODAY ARE MY COLLEAGUES, UH, RICK BROWN AND DAN LINSKY.

UM, AND, UH, WE THANK YOU FOR GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THIS PRESENTATION AND WANT TO THANK YOU AGAIN IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN FOR THE TRUST YOU PLACE IN US, UH, FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS TO HELP WITH THE CITY'S, UH, RE-IMAGINING PUBLIC, PUBLIC SAFETY EFFORTS.

SO FOR THE NEXT, YOU KNOW, 15 MINUTES OR SO, WE WANNA PROVIDE A HIGH LEVEL ASSESSMENT, UH, OF OUR AUDIT REPORT THAT CAME OUT ON SEPTEMBER 15TH, UM, ADDRESSING AT LEAST IN CROW'S JUDGMENT, HOW EFFECTIVELY THE AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS IMPLEMENTED KROLL'S PAST RECOMMENDATIONS.

UM, AND ALSO EMPHASIZED SUCH CONCEPTS AS DEESCALATION COMMUNITY, UH, TRUST IN PARTNERSHIPS, UH, AND RACIAL AND GENDER EQUITY AMONG OTHER ISSUES, WHILE ALSO DEVELOPING GUARDIAN CENTERED RESILIENT OFFICERS THROUGH EFFECTIVE AND INCLUSIVE ADULT LEARNING INSTRUCTION.

AND IF WE COULD GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO IN, IN CONDUCTING THIS AUDIT, KROLL REVIEWED AND ASSESSED, UH, APGS PROGRESS IN COMPLYING WITH, UH, 23 SPECIFIC, UH, WHAT WERE CALLED PRIORITY AUDIT DOMAINS DURING THE HUNDRED 48TH CADET CLASS, UH, WHICH RECENTLY GRADUATED 19 CADETS ON SEPTEMBER 8TH.

AND IN OUR REPORT, WE USED THE TERMINOLOGY LISTED ON THIS SLIDE, UH, TO EFFECTIVELY, UH, ESSENTIALLY RATE, UM, OUR VIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT'S PROGRESS ON EACH OF THE AUDIT DOMAINS.

UM, SO IN ALIGNMENT IS WHAT YOU WOULD THINK.

IT, IT SIMPLY MEANS THAT THE, IN OUR JUDGMENT, THE DEPARTMENT IS ALIGNED WITH THE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE RECOMMENDATION, AND IS WORKING TOWARDS A COMMON PURPOSE, VISION, OR DIRECTION CONSISTENT WITH THOSE GOALS WHERE WE INDICATE PROGRESSIVE ADHERENCE, WHERE, UH, INDICATING SIMILARLY THAT THE DEPARTMENT HAS MADE, UM, CONSISTENT AND GRADUAL IMPROVEMENT IN MEETING THE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE RECOMMENDATION.

BUT THERE'S STILL SOME ADDITIONAL WORK TO DO TO, TO ACHIEVE FULL ALIGNMENT.

UM, IN ONE INSTANCE, WE USE THE TERM PARTIAL ADHERENCE, UH, TO SIMPLY INDICATE THAT, UM, WHILE THE DEPARTMENT HAS IMPLEMENTED SOME OF THE RECOMMENDED STEPS, THERE'S A BEEN A CERTAIN LEVEL OF EITHER RESISTANCE OR SOMETHING THAT HAS PREVENTED SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS, AND THAT THEREFORE THERE REMAINS SOME GAPS BETWEEN THE GOALS, UH, AND THE DEPARTMENT'S PROGRESS ON THAT ISSUE.

UM, THE TERM NOT ADHERENCE IS WHAT YOU WOULD THINK.

IT JUST MEANS THAT TO DATE, THE DEPARTMENT HAS FAILED TO IMPLEMENT ADEQUATE STEPS TO MEET THE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE RECOMMENDED APPROACH.

IT DOES NOT IMPLY, HOWEVER, THAT THE DEPARTMENT IS IN ANY WAY OPPOSED TO THAT OBJECTIVE.

UH, IT JUST MEANS THAT THEY REALLY HAVEN'T DONE A LOT YET TO, UH, ACHIEVE THAT.

UH, AND IN ONE, IN A FEW INSTANCES, WE ALSO USE THE TERM WORK IN PROGRESS, JUST TO EMPHASIZE THAT, UH, WHILE E P D IS COMMITTED TO THE OBJECTIVES THERE, THERE'S THEIR SUBSTANTIAL WORK, UH, REMAINS TO ACHIEVE FULL ALIGNMENT.

WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO THIS SLIDE SHOWS THE AREAS WE EXAMINE, IN WHICH, IN, IN OUR JUDGMENT, THE DEPARTMENT APPEARS TO BE IN ALIGNMENT WITH THE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE AUDIT DOMAINS.

UM, AND THIS IS, THESE ARE AREAS WHERE IN OUR ASSESSMENT, THE ACADEMY AND ITS STAFF HAVE EFFECTIVELY IMPLEMENTED AND AT LEAST TO DATE, SUSTAIN THE RECOMMENDATIONS AND AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT RELATED TO THESE AREAS.

SO THIS INCLUDES COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN A P D TRAINING, WHICH COVERS SUCH CON, UH, SUCH THINGS AS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND THE COMMUNITY CONNECT PROGRAM, UH, COVERS ICA OR THE DEESCALATION TRAINING COVERS CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM AND MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS TRAINING.

AND I'LL TALK ABOUT THOSE THREE AREAS A LITTLE BIT IN A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAIL.

BRIEFLY.

UM, WITH RESPECT TO PROCEDURAL JUSTICE, UM, ALTHOUGH THERE'S NO SPECIFICALLY TITLED PROCEDURAL JUSTICE TRAINING FORCE, UM, IN OUR JUDGMENT, THE PRINCIPLES OF PROCEDURAL JUSTICE ARE IN FACT INCORPORATED IN SEVERAL AREAS AND ASPECTS OF A P D TRAINING INCLUDED IN, IN THE HISTORY OF POLICE AND RACE IN AUSTIN, IN AMERICA, UH, RACIAL PROFILING, WHICH A MUCH IMPROVED, UH, COURSE ARREST, SEARCH AND SEIZURE COVERS

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PROCEDURAL JUSTICE IN SOME AREAS, UH, L G B T Q PATROL ISSUES, PROFESSIONALISM AND ETHICS, UH, AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS, UM, ALL OF WHICH COVER THESE TOPICS AS WELL AS, UH, UH, PROCEDURAL JUSTICE BEING REINFORCED IN CERTAIN ROLE PLACE SCENARIOS SUCH AS TRAFFIC STOPS, UM, WITH RESPECT TO COGNITIVE DECISION MAKING, EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE SKILLS, UM, THESE SKILLS ARE DEVELOPED IN PART AND TESTED IN TRAINING IN SUCH, UH, TRAINING PROGRAMS AS ICAT AND, UH, C I T TRAINING, AS WELL AS CRIMINAL LAW ROLE PLAY SCENARIOS, ALL OF WHICH TEST COGNITIVE DECISION MAKING.

UH, SOCIAL INTERACTION SKILLS ARE A PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND THE COMMUNITY CONNECT PROGRAMMING AT THE ACADEMY, ALL OF WHICH HELPS REINFORCE THE PEOPLE ORIENTED SKILLS AND ROLES OF POLICE OFFICERS THAT'S BALANCED WITH THEIR ENFORCEMENT, CRIME PREVENTION, AND PROTECTIVE ROLES AND, UH, EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE SKILLS ARE DEVELOPED IN, UH, FORCES SUCH AS MINDFULNESS AND WITH CIVIL CLASSES.

NOW, THE ACADEMY HAS IMPROVED, UH, TRAUMA-INFORMED TRAINING BY ADDING VICTIM COMPONENTS IN SEVERAL COURSES.

AND WE OUTLINE THOSE IN SECTION THREE POINT 14 OF OUR REPORT.

UH, AND THEY'VE DONE A GOOD JOB OF UTILIZING VICTIM SERVICES COUNSELS, UH, WITH RESPECT TO SCHEDULING COORDINATION.

UM, SINCE WE STARTED LOOKING AT THE ACADEMY A FEW YEARS AGO, THE ACADEMY STAFF HAS NOW DOES A MUCH, MUCH IMPROVED JOB OF ENSURING A MORE LOGICAL FLOW OF CLASS CONTENT AND BETTER INTER INTEGRATION OF DEESCALATION PRINCIPLES, MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS AND COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVES INTO THE TRAINING MATERIAL.

UH, WITH RESPECT TO F T O OR FIELD TRAINING OFFICER TRAINING, UM, OVERALL IN OUR JUDGMENT, THE DEPARTMENT APPEARS TO BE DOING A, A MUCH BETTER JOB OF CLARIFYING THE EXPECTATIONS OF FTOS, AS WELL AS HELPING NEWLY, UH, SWORN OFFICERS TRANSITION FROM THE ROLE OF CADET TO PATROL OFFICER, UH, IN SERVICE AND ANNUAL REFRESHER TRAINING INCLUDES DEESCALATION AND ICAT TRAINING UPDATES, AS WELL AS SOME CULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINING.

AND WE HAVE A MUCH MORE DETAILED DISCUSSION OF F T O TRAINING IN THE, IN THE REPORT, UM, DISQUALIFICATION AND THE TERMINATION PROCESS.

UM, AGAIN, WE WOULD NOTE THE STAFF APPROPRIATELY DOCUMENTS THE REASONS FOR CADET SEPARATIONS.

THEY EVALUATE WHETHER ADJUSTMENTS ARE NEEDED AS THEY, AS THEY OCCUR.

UM, CADETS WHO ARE RECYCLED TO ANOTHER CADET CLASS, USUALLY DUE TO INJURY OR ILLNESS, UH, ARE OFFERED EMPLOYMENT WITH THE DEPARTMENT UNTIL THE REENTRY INTO A NEW CADET CLASS.

UM, AND WITH RESPECT TO CADET INJURIES AND SEPARATIONS, AT LEAST IN THE HUNDRED 48TH CADET CLASS, UH, THE DEPARTMENT DOCUMENTED APPROXIMATELY 20 INJURIES THAT RESULTED DIRECTLY FROM A TRAINING ACTIVITY.

UH, BUT FORTUNATELY, NO CADETS IN THIS CADET CLASS WERE SEPARATED FROM THE ACADEMY DUE TO A TRAINING RELATED INJURY.

AND WITH RESPECT TO EVIDENCE-BASED, UH, EXIT INTERVIEWS OF CADETS, UM, WE WOULD NOTE THAT THE ACADEMIES DEVELOPED A STANDARDIZED PROCEDURE IN WHICH SEPARATING CADETS ARE INTERVIEWED BY SWORN AND CIVILIAN STAFF MEMBERS PRIOR TO SEPARATION.

THEY'RE ASKED ABOUT POSITIVE NEGATIVE PERCEPTIONS OF TRAINING, AND THE CADET RESPONSES ARE PROPERLY DOCUMENTED AND THE ISSUES IDENTIFIED.

AND IF WE COULD GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO, UH, JUST AS A POINT OF EMPHASIS, UH, WE, WE JUST WANTED TO SORT OF COMMEND THE ACADEMY FOR, FOR DOING A MUCH IMPROVED JOB, UH, SINCE THE START OF THE HUNDRED 44TH, UH, CADET CLASS.

UM, IN WHICH, IN WHICH ALSO THEY ALSO DID A GOOD JOB THERE, BUT IT WAS, IT'S BEEN EVER SINCE THE HUNDRED 44TH CADET CLASS, THEY'VE DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB OF, OF SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN CADET INSTRUCTION.

UM, THE HUNDRED 48TH CADET CLASS INCLUDED, UH, 15 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS IN WHICH COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES COME TO THE ACADEMY.

UH, THEY MAKE A PRESENTATION AND THEY ENGAGE IN Q AND A WITH, WITH THE CADETS.

AND IT ALSO INCLUDED 40 HOURS, UH, OF THE COMMUNITY CONNECT PROGRAM, WHICH IS WHERE THE CADETS ACTUALLY GO OUT TO THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS THEMSELVES.

THEY INTERACT DIRECTLY THERE AND PARTICIPATE IN ACTIVITIES WITH THERE AT THE RESPECTIVE LOCATIONS.

UM, IN ADDITION TO THAT, THE CADETS RECEIVE 16 HOURS OF RACIAL EQUITY TRAINING AS PART OF THE GROUNDWATER ANALYSIS WORKSHOPS LED BY JOYCE JAMES CONSULTING.

AND IN OUR JUDGMENT, COLLECTIVELY, UM, THESE SESSIONS AND ACTIVITIES HAVE ALLOWED THE CADETS TO GAIN VALUABLE PERSPECTIVES FROM A BROAD RANGE OF COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES, WHILE ALSO ALLOWING THEM TO LEARN ABOUT COMMUNITY RESOURCES AT THEIR DISPOSAL AND MORE ACCURATELY CONNECTING FLEETING TO COMMUNITY SERVICE.

AND NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, SIMILARLY, UH, WE CONTINUE TO FIND THAT DEESCALATION

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TRAINING IS AN ESSENTIAL COMPONENT OF ACADEMY TRAINING.

UM, IT INCLUDES 16 HOURS OF ICAT TRAINING, WHICH, UH, INCLUDES ROLE PLAYS.

UM, IT'S A, IT'S THE, UH, POLICE EXECUTIVE RESEARCH FORM CURRICULUM THAT, UM, HAS EMPIRICALLY PROVEN TO REDUCE USES OF FORCE IN DEPARTMENTS THAT, THAT, UH, UTILIZE ICAT TRAINING EFFECTIVELY.

IN ADDITION TO ICA, THE DEPARTMENT HAS VERBAL COMMUNICATION COURSES THAT INCOR INCORPORATE, UM, VERBAL DEESCALATION STRATEGIES.

UM, THEY HAVE CRIMINAL LAW AND INTERMEDIATE ROLE PLAYS, INCLUDING THE USE OF A MUCH IMPROVED VIRTUAL SIMULATOR, WHICH ALLOWS CADETS TO AT LEAST WHEN APPROPRIATE, APPLY DEESCALATION STRATEGIES IN SOME INSTANCES.

UM, AND IN ADDITION TO THAT, THE ACADEMY HAS, UH, 40 HOURS OF CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING.

UM, AND THEY DO AN EXCELLENT JOB WITH THIS.

UH, AND IT TEACHES CADETS HOW TO IDENTIFY BEHAVIORS THAT MAY INDICATE THE PRESENCE OF MENTAL ILLNESS.

UH, AND IT PROVIDES OFFICERS WITH DEESCALATION STRATEGIES TO MITIGATE VIOLENCE AND INCREASE PUBLIC SAFETY IN THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES.

AND IF WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, I'M GONNA TURN IT OVER TO MY COLLEAGUE, UH, MR. BROWN.

RICK, ARE YOU ON? SORRY, SORRY, I WAS MUTED THERE.

UM, THIS SLIDE LISTS THE AREAS WHERE WE ASSESS THE ACADEMY IS MEETING THE PROGRESSIVE ADHERENCE STANDARD, UH, MEANING THAT A P D IS MAKING GRADUAL AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT, UM, USE OF INTERNAL EXTERNAL SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS.

THE ACADEMY HAS SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCED ITS USE OF EXTERNAL SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES TO ASSIST WITH CADET INSTRUCTION, ADULT LEARNING.

ALTHOUGH MOST INSTRUCTORS UTILIZE A VARIETY OF INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES, UH, IN SOME CLASSROOM-BASED COURSES, THERE REMAINS AN OVER-RELIANCE ON VERBATIM READING OF A P D POLICIES AND LEGAL CODES.

AND SOME INSTRUCTORS DO NOT FULLY UNDERSTAND HOW TO INCORPORATE ADULT LEARNING CONCEPTS INTO CLASSROOM-BASED INSTRUCTION.

THERE REMAINS A LACK OF PEER AND SUPERVISORY REVIEW, REVIEW OF CURRICULUM AND TEACHING METHODS.

NEVERTHELESS, THE ACADEMY DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB INCORPORATING ROLE PLAY BASED SCENARIOS, UH, AND IS IN THE PROCESS OF CREATING A PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS TO FURTHER ASSIST WITH CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND ACTIVE LEARNING INSTRUCTION ACADEMY DIVERSITY AND ACADEMY CULTURE.

WE'LL, WE'LL TOUCH ON THAT A LITTLE LATER.

UH, ACTIVE BYSTANDER FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING TRAINING IS A WORK IN PROGRESS.

UM, A P D HAS COMMITTED TO INSTITUTING ABLE, WHICH IS A PEER INTERVENTION TRAINING AS PART OF MANDATORY IN SERVICE TRAINING.

THE ADVANCED EDUCATION UNIT INTENDS TO START ROLLING OUT CLASSES BY EARLY 2024, AND IT WILL BE AN 18 MONTH PROCESS TO GET ALL SCHOOL OFFICERS THROUGH ABLE TRAINING, PHYSICAL FITNESS, HEALTH, AND WELLNESS SCHEDULING CONCERNS AND FACILITY LIMITATIONS REDUCED THE AMOUNT OF PHYSICAL TRAINING FOR THE HUNDRED 40TH CADET CLASS TO APPROXIMATELY 55 HOURS.

UH, IN COMPARISON, THE HUNDRED 44TH CADET CLASS WAS 66 HOURS FEE FEEDBACK PROVIDED TO CROW FROM CADETS HAS BEEN UNANIMOUS IN THAT MORE PHYSICAL TRAINING IS STRONGLY DESIRED.

COMMANDER LYONS, TO HIS CREDIT, HAS MADE ADJUSTMENTS TO HOW THE PT ASSESSMENTS ARE ADMINISTERED.

AS A RESULT, THE HUNDRED 48TH CADET CLASS DID NOT LOSE ANY CADETS AT THE START OR THE END OF THE ACADEMY.

AND BY COMPARISON, THE ACADEMY LOST TWO CADETS FROM THE HUNDRED 44TH CADET CLASS IN WEEK ONE.

'CAUSE THEY FAILED PART OF THE PT ASSESSMENT, AND ONE CADET FAILED THE PT FINAL AT THE END OF ACADEMY TRAINING FACILITY AND STAFFING NEEDS.

SEVEN NEW CIVILIAN POSITIONS HAVE BEEN APPROVED, THOUGH NONE OF THE POSITIONS HAVE YET BEEN OFFICIALLY ONBOARDED.

PHYSICAL FACILITY NEEDS A LARGER GYM FACILITY, ET CETERA, HAVE NOT BEEN MET.

BUT LONG-TERM PLANS ARE BEING DEVELOPED.

THE LEARN SKILLS UNIT CONTINUES TO NEED MORE STAFFING RESOURCES AND BREAKS ARE NEEDED BETWEEN CADET CLASSES TO LESSEN THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL BURDENS ON INSTRUCTORS CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR ACTIVE PERSONNEL.

THE ADVANCED EDUCATION UNIT IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING MORE LEADERSHIP TRAINING AND EXPLORING WAYS TO IMPROVE COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS.

THEY'RE WORKING TO DEVELOP TCO APPROVED COURSE ON WELLNESS AND RESILIENCY WOULD INCLUDE SEVERAL COMMUNITY PARTNERS.

THE UNIT CURRENTLY OFFERS FAIR AND IMPARTIAL POLICING, ICA REFRESHER TRAINING, GROUNDWATER ANALYSIS, RACIAL EQUITY TRAINING, AND OF COURSE ON POLICING AND TRANSGENDER ISSUES ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS.

UH, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

MAYOR, I HAVE A QUESTION REAL QUICK.

HANG ON ONE SECOND.

CAST MEMBER BAYLA HAS A QUESTION.

OH, MR. STOP.

GO AHEAD.

UH, COULD YOU A, AN ACTIVE BYSTANDER, WHAT, WHAT IS EXACTLY IS AN, AN ACTIVE BYSTANDER? THAT THAT IS A, UH, A TRAINING

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GEARED TO TEACH OFFICERS IF THEY SEE, UH, EXCESSIVE FORCE, UH, BEING APPLIED IN AN INCIDENT THAT THEY COULD INTERCEDE WITHOUT FEARING ANY TYPE OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION OR RE UH, UH, FOR TAKING THAT STAND.

IF THEY FEEL AS THOUGH, UH, WE'VE HEARD IT ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHILE THESE OFFICERS ARE STANDING AROUND WHEN SOMEBODY'S USING EXCESSIVE FORCE, WHILE THIS TRAINING IS, IS, UH, BEING ADOPTED TO TRY TO HELP OFFICERS UNDERSTAND THE NEED TO INTERVENE WHEN NEEDED IN THOSE SITUATIONS.

UH, SO THERE'S A POLICY ON IT IN A P D, AND NOW, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE GONNA BE TRAINING ON THAT SO THAT THE OFFICERS HAVE A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THEIR EXPECTATIONS ARE.

GOT IT.

THAT, THAT'S VERY HELPFUL.

SO WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ACTIVE BYSTANDER, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ACTIVE BYSTANDING LAW ENFORCEMENT, NOT AN ACTIVE BYSTANDER WITNESS, HUH? A ABSOLUTELY.

THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.

GOT IT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT CLARIFICATION.

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME, MEMBER.

THANK YOU.

PLEASE PROCEED.

OKAY.

GOOD MUCH.

SLIDE.

THIS SLIDE HERE, UM, LISTS SOME, BUT NOT ALL OF THE COURSES THAT ARE MORE EFFECTIVELY UTILIZING SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS FROM THE ACADEMIC WORLD AND OTHER COMMUNITY AND CITY RESOURCES.

ONE AREA IN NEED OF IMPROVEMENT, HOWEVER, IS BETTER COLLABORATION AND PREPARATION BETWEEN THE INSTRUCTORS AND SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS PRIOR TO CLASS INSTRUCTION TO ENSURE INSTRUC THAT COURSE CONTENT COVERS REQUIRED MATERIAL AND IS EFFECTIVELY CONVEYED TO CADETS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE ACADEMY DIVERSITY, THE HUNDRED 40TH CADET CLASS STARTED WITH 34 CADETS AND SUCCESSIVELY GRADUATED 19, SO NUTRITION RATE WAS 44%.

THESE TWO CHARTS SHOW CADET DEMOGRAPHICS WHEN THE ACADEMY STARTED VERSUS WHEN THE CADETS GRADUATED.

ALTHOUGH A SMALL SAMPLE SIZE, THE 15 CADET SEPARATIONS HAD A SLIGHTLY NEGATIVE IMPACT ON OVERALL RACIAL, ETHNIC AND GENDER DIVERSITY.

WITH THE TOTAL NUMBERS OF BLACK, HISPANIC, ASIAN, AND FEMALE CADETS DECLINING BY 50% OR MORE DUE TO RESIGNATIONS AND TERMINATIONS.

HOWEVER, DIVERSITY REMAINS A GOAL OF RECRUITING FOR EACH NEW CADET CLASS.

MOREOVER, THE ACADEMY LEADERSHIP AT THE COMMANDER AND LIEUTENANT LEVELS IS DIVERSE IN TERMS OF RACE, GENDER, AND ETHNICITY.

THE CURRENT ACADEMY COMMANDER IS CONSCIOUS OF THE NEED TO MAINTAIN DIVERSITY WITHIN THE ACADEMY RANKS, AND HE PROACTIVELY ENGAGES IN OUTREACH DIVERSE GROUPS OF, OF OFFICERS IN THE HOPE THAT A MORE DIVERSE GROUP OF CANDIDATES MIGHT CONSIDER APPLYING FOR THE ACADEMY WHEN THEY HAVE OPEN POSITIONS.

UH, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

ACADEMY CULTURE, THE ACADEMY EMPLOYEES A, A PASSIONATE AND COMMITTED STAFF THAT CARES DEEPLY ABOUT PRODUCING WELL-ROUNDED AND WELL-PREPARED OFFICERS.

OVERALL, THE ASPECTS OF A PARAMILITARY STYLE CULTURE STILL PREDOMINATE AT THE ACADEMY.

THIS TYPE OF TRAINING EMPHASIZES DISCIPLINE CHAIN OF COMMAND AND TEAMWORK, WHICH IS IMPORTANT FOR POLICE DEPARTMENTS THAT REQUIRE ADHERENCE TO STRICT PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES.

AND IT'S VERY, VERY NECESSARY WHEN THERE'S OPERATIONAL DISCIPLINE IS NEEDED.

WHEN HANDLING MAJOR INCIDENTS AND MOVING LARGE CONTINGENT OF OFFICERS TO ADDRESS PAST CONCERNS.

ACADEMY STAFF NOW ENSURE THAT CLASSROOM-BASED HOURS ARE NOT IMPACTED BY PERFORMANCE, ACCOUNTABILITY, OR COLLECTIVE DISCIPLINE MEASURES.

MOREOVER, THE PARAMILITARY COMPONENTS OF THE ACADEMY TRAINING ARE APPROPRIATELY BALANCED BY INCREASED EMPHASIS ON THE GUARDIANSHIP ASPECTS OF POLICING, SUCH AS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, DEESCALATION, AND, AND SEVERAL OTHERS.

UH, TRAUMA INFORMED TRAINING AS SUCH.

UM, SO I WILL, UH, GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, AND I'LL PASS THIS ON TO DAN, UH, LINSKY.

THANKS RICK.

DEPUTY'S COMPLIANCE WITH THE AUDIT, UH, PROTOCOL GUIDELINES TO DATE PARTIAL ADHERENCE.

UH, WHEN DEALING WITH THE ROLES OF THE DIVISION MANAGER AND TRAINING SUPERVISOR, UH, THERE'S AN IMBALANCE OF AUTHORITY BETWEEN SWORN AND CIVILIAN STAFF.

THERE HAS BEEN, IN THE PAST, A FAILURE TO ENFORCE SOPS, WHICH WERE REVISED ON FEBRUARY 4TH, 2022.

UM, THE NEW COMMANDER INTENDS BETTER COLLABORATION WITH NEW CIVILIAN POSITIONS AND REALIGNED ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE, UH, CURRENTLY, AS MENTIONED EARLIER BY ONE OF THE, UH, INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED ON THE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

UH, THERE'S NO ACADEMY INSTRUCTOR EVALUATION PROGRAM GOING ON, AND VERY LITTLE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR INSTRUCTORS.

AND THE ACADEMY VIDEO LIBRARY IS STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS.

UH, A P D HAS INFORMED US THAT THEY HAVE, UH, PLANS TO ADDRESS THOSE, UH, THAT THEY ARE FLUSHING OUT.

UH, AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL HAVE THEM IN PLACE SHORTLY, UH, BUT NOT YET.

UH, READY TO GO.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

CAN I ASK A MAYOR FOR EVERYBODY? UH, UM, UH, UH, APOLOGIES, BUT I GOTTA JUMP IN FOR ANOTHER QUESTION.

WHEN YOU SAY THAT THERE'S A, A, A IMBALANCE, UH, IN THE, THE POWER STRUCTURE, UH, WHAT IS THAT IMBALANCE LIKE? YOU KNOW, I I IS IT BETWEEN THE, THE, THE SWORN AND THE, AND THE CIVILIAN PERSONNEL? IS IT THAT THE CIVILIAN PERSONNEL'S INPUT IS NOT, UH, UH, MAKING IT INTO THE, THE SWORN PERSONNEL? OR HOW, HOW DOES THAT LOOK, THAT IMBALANCE? HOW DOES THAT LOOK? THAT'S EXACTLY IT.

UH, THERE'S SOME TENSION BETWEEN THE SWORN AND CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, UH, AND THAT, YOU

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KNOW, HAS WAXED AND WANED DEPENDING ON WHO WAS THERE AND, UH, THEIR ROLE IN THEIR POSITION.

YOU KNOW, WHEN THIS FIRST CAME INTO PLAY WHERE THERE WAS A CIVILIAN ACADEMY DIRECTOR WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE SAME, UH, CO-LEAD OF THE ACADEMY, UH, THEY WERE SUPERVISORS WHO WERE INSTRUCTING THEIR TEAM MEMBERS NOT TO COOPERATE AND SUPPORT THE, UH, CIVILIAN ACADEMY DIRECTOR.

AND THAT, YOU KNOW, THEY STILL HAD TO GO THROUGH THE IRREGULAR SWORN CHAIN OF POINT PROCESS.

UM, LAST TIME WE PRESENTED THIS ISSUE WAS FLAGGED AS WELL WHEN WE GAVE OUR REPORT, AND I BELIEVE IT WAS THE MAYOR WHO ASKED ME, HAVE I EVER SEEN THIS BEFORE? AND IS THERE A SOLUTION TO WHEN THIS OCCURS? MY RESPONSE WAS THAT, THAT I HAD SEEN IT BEFORE, AND MY SOLUTION AT THE TIME WAS TO FIRE SOMEBODY WHO DIDN'T WANNA WORK WELL WITH SOMEBODY ELSE.

UM, AND, UH, I FOUND THAT ONCE THAT HAPPENED, THE NEW PERSON WHO TOOK OVER, AND I SAID, ARE YOU COMFORTABLE WORKING WITH THE CIVILIAN ADVISOR THAT WE BROUGHT ON BOARD TO ASSIST US? THEY SAID, OH, ABSOLUTELY, A HUNDRED PERCENT.

UH, IT'S, UH, MY UNDERSTANDING, UH, SINCE COMMAND ALLIANCE HAS, UH, UH, TAKEN THE LEAD THAT, UH, SEVERAL PEOPLE ARE ASSIGNED TO OTHER ASSIGNMENTS NOW, AND THAT HE'S, UH, BROUGHT UP PEOPLE ON BOARD WHO SHARE HIS VISION AND, UH, THE CHIEF'S VISION WITH WHAT THE CIVILIAN RELATIONSHIP SHOULD BE WITH THE SWAN PERSONNEL AT THE ACADEMY.

OKAY.

THIS IS NOT UNIQUE TO AUSTIN.

CIVILIAN HAVE OFTEN BEEN, YOU KNOW, LOOKED AT BY POLICE WITH JAUNDICE EYES BECAUSE THEY HAVEN'T GONE THROUGH AN ACADEMY, HAVEN'T TAKEN A CIVIL SERVICE TEST.

UH, AND, UM, IT TAKES TIME AND RELATIONSHIP BUILDING TO, TO BRIDGE THAT GAP.

AND, UM, THERE WAS TENSION THERE AND THERE WAS A GAP FOR SURE.

UH, IT LOOKS LIKE THE BRIDGE, THE GAP HAS BEEN BRIDGED SOMEWHAT AND, UH, LOOKS LIKE IT'S GOING FORWARD, UM, TO CONTINUE TO GET IN A BETTER PLACE, UH, WITH THE, THE NEXT VERSION OF, UH, THE ROLLOUT OF THE CIVILIAN POSITIONS THAT ARE BEING HIRED.

AGAIN, APPRECIATE THE CLARIFICATION.

SURE.

AND, AND WHAT I, WHAT I MIGHT SAY IS, UM, WHEN THERE'S BEEN PROGRESS, I, I, I GET WHY THERE MAY STILL, THAT SOMETHING LIKE THAT MAY BE LISTED UNDER PARTIAL ADHERENCE, BUT IF THERE'S PROGRESS ON SOMETHING LIKE THAT, IT'D BE GOOD FOR US TO HEAR IT TOO.

BECAUSE AS I WAS LISTENING TO THE INITIAL INITIAL REPORT, I WAS REMINDED OF THE PREVIOUS TIME WHERE THE, PRETTY MUCH THE SAME THING WAS SAID, BUT IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS THAT THE COMMANDER HAS MADE PROGRESS ON THIS.

SO, I'M, I'M, I'M, I'M UNCLEAR WHERE WE ARE SINCE, SINCE WE LAST SPOKE YOUR, YOUR HONOR.

I WOULD, THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I WOULD SAY.

THE COMMANDER HAS MADE PROGRESS ON THIS SITUATION GOING FORWARD.

YES.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

PLEASE CONTINUE.

UM, KROLL'S ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS, UH, FOR IMPROVEMENTS.

ADD PHYSICAL FITNESS AND CADET RIDEOUT TIME, CONSISTENT SCHEDULING OF NEW CADET CLASSES.

UH, ADD LEARN SKILLS, UNIT DEFENSIVE TACTICS INSTRUCTORS, DEVELOP ROBUST INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS, ENFORCE THE SOW SOPS AND SWORN CIVILIAN COLLABORATION.

UH, THAT'S TO CONTINUE THE ENFORCEMENT OF THAT AND CONTINUE BUILDING THAT AND SEEKING PERSONNEL WHO ARE COMMITTED TO THAT.

AS WE MENTIONED, FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED AND TO DEVELOP AND EXPAND THE ACADEMY VIDEO LIBRARY.

UM, THE VIDEO PROCESS HAD GOTTEN PUT ON HOLD.

UM, AND, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A NEED TO, THEY'VE GOT A PROCESS NOW FOR GOING FORWARD, MAKING SURE THAT THE ISSUES AND CONCERNS THAT CAUSED THE VIDEOS TO BE TAKEN OUTTA THE TRAINING CURRICULUM DON'T ARISE AGAIN.

UH, BUT ALSO AN ABILITY TO LOOK FOR OPPORTUNITIES WHERE VIDEO CAN HELP POLICE OFFICERS, BOTH CADETS AND IN-SERVICE POLICE OFFICERS, IDENTIFY UNIQUE SITUATIONS AND UNIQUE EXAMPLES OF EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES TO, UH, MINIMIZE USE OF FORCE, DEESCALATE USE OF FORCE SITUATIONS, AND, AND HIGHLIGHT THOSE, UH, OPPORTUNITIES WHERE THINGS GO WELL.

UH, THERE ARE, UH, PROGRAMS AND POLICIES THAT ARE BEING DEVELOPED BY THE ACADEMY AND THE COMMANDER, UH, AND WE FEEL THAT THERE'S A ROADMAP GOING FORWARD TO IMPROVEMENT IN THOSE, UH, PHYSICAL FITNESS AND CADET WRITE OUT TIME.

UM, YOU KNOW, IT'S RIGHT FROM CADET, UH, INQUIRIES, UH, FOR, FOR WHATEVER REASON, THE, THE STRINGENT TIME CONSTRAINTS OF THE ACADEMY PUT IT SO THAT PHYSICAL FITNESS IS, IT'S NOT REALLY, YOU HAVE RECRUIT SAYING THAT THEY WERE IN BETTER PHYSICAL SHAPE BEFORE THEY WENT TO THE ACADEMY THAN WHEN THEY WENT THROUGH AN ACADEMY, UH, WHERE PHYSICAL FITNESS IS SUPPOSED TO BE SOMETHING THEY FOCUS ON.

AND I, I THINK SOME OF THAT IS LACK OF FACILITIES.

UH, SOME OF THAT COULD BE LACK OF, UM, THE ABILITY TO, TO TASK THE CALENDAR.

UH, HOWEVER, UH, CREDIT TO THE PD, UH, THEY HAVE SAW THAT AND HAVE DEVELOPED COMPENSATION PROGRAM WHERE THEY'RE, UH, PUTTING CADETS, UH, THE ABILITY TO BE COMPENSATED COMP TIME TO GO TO GYMS AND PHYSICAL FITNESS LOCATIONS AND, UH, PLACES FOR ADDITIONAL DEFENSIVE TACTICS ON THEIR OWN TIME, UH, TO

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MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE SUPPLEMENTING THEM SINCE THEY CAN'T GET IT INTO THE, THE CALENDAR THAT'S CURRENTLY OUT THERE.

BUT, UH, MOST ACADEMIES THAT I'VE EVER BEEN ACQUAINTED WITH, YOU KNOW, PHYSICAL FITNESS IS A DAILY OCCURRENCE OF AN HOUR TO 90 MINUTES, UH, WITH VERY RARE EXCEPTIONS, SUCH AS THE RANGE AND, AND OFF OFFSITE TRAINING PROGRAMS. AND, AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT, UH, COULD BENEFIT CADETS, OBVIOUSLY, OFFICES THAT HAVE MORE FIT, USE LESS FORCE, UH, GET LESS INTERNAL AFFAIRS COMPLAINTS.

SO THERE'S A, A SHARED GOAL OF THE COMMUNITY AND THE OFFICERS TO TRY AND MAXIMIZE THAT IF POSSIBLE.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND I THINK I'M GONNA TURN THIS BACK OVER TO MARK.

OKAY.

IS THIS THE LAST SLIDE? UH, YES.

AND, AND THANK YOU DAN.

UM, AND JUST WANTED TO, TO FINISH UP, UH, HERE, JUST TO INDICATE KIND OF WHAT OUR NEXT STEPS ARE.

UM, IT'S, IT'S, UH, AT THE LAST PORTION OF OUR SCOPE OF WORK AND AS WE COMPLETED THE, THE, ESSENTIALLY THE AUDIT OF THE 148 CADET CLASS.

UM, OUR FINAL REPORT IS DUE ON OR ABOUT DECEMBER 15TH OF THIS YEAR.

UM, AND WE, UH, IT WILL BE ADDRESSING OUR WORK WITH A P D AS IT HAS BEEN DEVELOPING LONG-TERM INTERNAL PROCESSES, WHICH ARE DESIGNED TO, UH, ENSURE THE SUSTAINABILITY OF THE IMPLEMENTER REFORMS, AS WELL AS THE ONGOING IMPLEMENTATION, UM, OF, OF THESE PAST RECOMMENDATIONS.

UM, ALL OF WHICH, YOU KNOW, IS INTENDED TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 37 AND THE REIMAGINED, UH, POLICE ACADEMY, UH, BLUEPRINT.

SO, UH, WE WILL BE, UH, AGAIN, ISSUING THAT REPORT COME MID-DECEMBER.

UH, HOPEFULLY WE WILL BE PRESENTING, UH, IN THAT REPORT, THOSE DEVELOPED WRITTEN PROCESSES, AT LEAST WHERE THEY ARE AT THAT TIME, UH, THAT ARE BEING DEVELOPED BY THE DEPARTMENT.

UM, AND, UH, AND THEN WE CAN HAVE, WE CAN ALSO, UH, PROVIDE ANY, ANY FINAL ASSESSMENT, UM, UH, THAT WE MAY HAVE ABOUT THOSE, THOSE PROCESSES, IF, IF EITHER THEY'RE, YOU KNOW, IF THERE'S ANY SHORTCOMINGS OR ANY ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS WE MIGHT RECOMMEND GOING FORWARD.

SO WITH THAT, UM, WE ARE HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS, UH, ANYBODY HAS THANK YOU, MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE.

I'LL GO WITH YOU FIRST.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? COUNCIL MEMBER ALLISON ALTER.

THANK YOU.

YOU, UM, I WANNA, UM, START BY JUST SAYING THANK YOU TO KROLL, UM, FOR YOUR WORK.

UM, WE'VE BEEN AT THIS FOR SEVERAL YEARS, UM, AND I THINK THAT, UM, THE WAY THAT YOU'RE APPROACHING IT, I THINK CAN BE REALLY HELPFUL AS EMBRACED, UM, REALLY APPRECIATE THE THOROUGHNESS AND THE CANDOR.

AND IF ANYONE'S WATCHING AND HASN'T READ THE REPORT THAT CAME OUT, UM, IN SEPTEMBER, IT REALLY DOES DETAIL A LOT OF THESE PIECES AND GIVE YOU AN OVERVIEW.

UM, THERE ARE PIECES THAT DO FEEL A BIT LIKE A REPEATED RECORD, UM, AND, AND THAT'S FRUSTRATING.

UM, BUT I DO WANT TO ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT WITH THIS REPORT, WE ARE SEEING SOME CLEAR PROGRESS ON CERTAIN ELEMENTS.

UM, AND I WANNA ACKNOWLEDGE THAT AND CELEBRATE THAT BECAUSE THEY ARE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE REALLY CARED ABOUT WHEN WE SET ABOUT REFORMING THE ACADEMY.

THERE WERE THINGS LIKE DEESCALATION AND THE TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE AND HAVING MORE SKILLS IN MENTAL HEALTH, UM, HAVING THE MINDFULNESS, JUST KIND OF BASIC SCHEDULING ISSUES, UM, IMPROVEMENTS TO THE F T O TRAINING, NOT HAVING SEPARATIONS BECAUSE OF INJURY.

ALL OF THESE ARE THINGS WHERE IT TOOK A LONG TIME TO GET, BUT WE ARE NOW AT A POINT WHERE WE HAVE SOME PROGRESS.

UM, AND I THINK THAT'S REFLECTED, UM, IN THE REPORT.

THERE ARE, HOWEVER, UM, AS YOU'LL SEE IN THE CANDOR IN THE REPORT AND WITH WHAT THEY'VE SAID TODAY, MANY, MANY AREAS WHERE WE STILL HAVE WORK TO DO, UM, SO INSTRUCTION DELIVERY AND ADULT LEARNING, IF WE WANNA HAVE A QUALITY INSTRUCTION THAT REALLY STICKS IN, IN AND, AND HELPS OUR, UM, OUR POLICE BE THE BEST TRAINED THEY CAN BE, WE, WE DO NEED TO MAKE THESE INVESTMENTS IN ADULT LEARNING.

AND THE OFFICERS WHO ARE DOING THE TRAINING, IF THEY REMAIN THE ONES DOING THE TRAINING, NEED TO TAKE SERIOUSLY WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT INSTRUCTION AND DELIVERY.

WE NEED VIDEOS, WE NEED TO REVIEW OUR INSTRUCTORS.

YOU CAN'T INCULCATE A, A CULTURE OF, UM, QUALITY WITHOUT THESE STEPS IN THE ACADEMY IF IT IS AN EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT.

UM, SO THERE'S STILL MANY, MANY THINGS TO BE DONE.

UM, I WANNA ASK A COUPLE QUESTIONS OF KROLL, AND THEN I MAY HAVE SOME QUESTIONS AFTER WE HEAR, UM, MR. ALLIANCE COMMAND ALLIANCE'S RESPONSE.

SO THIS IS YOUR REPORT, UM, FOR THE KROLL FOLKS OF THE 148TH, WE ALSO HAD PUT IN PLACE AN AUDIT PROTOCOL WHERE STAFF WERE SUPPOSED

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TO COME BACK AND REPORT TO US AFTER EACH CLASS.

UM, AND SO IT'S NOT CLEAR TO ME THAT THAT'S WHAT IS HAPPENING TODAY.

UM, SO WHAT IS YOUR RECOMMENDATION FOR WHAT WE DO WITH RESPECT TO THE REPORT OUT ON THE O AUDIT PROTOCOL, WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO BASICALLY BE HAPPENING TODAY, BUT I DON'T KNOW THAT THIS IS THAT.

SO CAN YOU SPEAK TO THAT? I, I CAN SPEAK TO THAT.

UM, I, I THINK OUR RECOMMENDATION ALL ALONG WITH RESPECT TO THE AUDIT PROTOCOL GUIDELINES, UM, WHICH ARE OF COURSE REFERENCED AND, AND TIED INTO OUR REPORT, THE IDEA WAS THAT THESE SHOULD BE AN INTERNAL PROCESS THAT GUIDES A P D INTERNALLY.

AND FOR EACH CADET CLASS, THEY SHOULD BE, UM, ESSENTIALLY DOING THEIR OWN INTERNAL REVIEW, UH, OF, OF HOW THINGS HAVE GONE WITH RESPECT TO EACH OF THOSE AUDIT DOMAINS.

AND I THINK THE IDEA WAS, AND I THINK IT SPECIFIED IN THOSE GUIDELINES OR THOSE PROTOCOLS, UM, SHOULD REPORT OUT TO EITHER THIS COMMITTEE OR, OR TO COUNCIL, UM, AS, UH, EVERY, EVERY CADET CLASS WITH RESPECT, I THINK WITHIN IT WAS 30 OR 60 DAYS OF THE, OF THE GRADUATION, UH, FOR THAT CADET CLASS.

UM, NOW WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE, I'M NOT SURE THAT'S REALLY GONNA BE, I THINK, UP TO THE DEPARTMENT AS FAR AS HOW THEY WERE TO IMPLEMENT IT.

UM, IDEALLY IT WOULD'VE ALREADY HAVE, HAVE HAPPENED, UM, EARLIER, I THINK THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE STARTED AFTER THE HUNDRED 44TH CADET CLASS OR THE HUNDRED 45TH.

IT NEVER REALLY, I THINK, DEVELOPED THAT WAY.

WE WERE THEN ASKED TO COME IN AND ESSENTIALLY DO THAT PROCESS, AT LEAST WITH RESPECT TO THE 148.

UM, AND WHILE WE CERTAINLY WOULDN'T ANTICIPATE THAT, UH, THE AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT'S GONNA DO AS, YOU KNOW, A 50 PAGE REPORT LIKE WE DID, UM, EVERY EVERY ACADEMY CLASS, I THINK THEY IDEALLY WILL BE ABLE TO DEVELOP A SYSTEM WHERE THEY CAN REPORT OUT AND AT LEAST GIVE YOU A GENERAL IDEA THAT ONE, THEY CONTINUE TO FOCUS ON THESE ISSUES, CONTINUE TO TRY TO IMPROVE ON THESE ISSUES, UH, AND THEY CAN GIVE YOU A LOT OF THE BASIC INFORMATION THAT YOU AS A COMMITTEE CAN JUDGE AND ASK THE APPROPRIATE QUESTIONS FOR.

BUT IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE, SINCE YOU'VE DONE THIS REPORT, WHAT WOULD BE USEFUL PROCESS? THERE ARE OBVIOUSLY RECOMMENDATIONS THAT YOU DIDN'T COVER THAT THEY CAN REPORT OUT TO US ON.

THAT'S A GOOD, YEAH, I'M NOT, I'M NOT EXACTLY SURE IF WE, IF WE THOUGHT, I THINK, I THINK FOR PURPOSES OF, OF THIS, I MEAN, WE, WE LIMITED TO THE 23 AUDIT PROTOCOLS THAT WERE, THE SCOPE OF WORK WAS DESIGNED FOR US TO FOCUS ON.

I AGREE.

THERE ARE, THERE ARE A FEW OTHERS, UH, THAT ARE LISTED, UM, IN OUR PROTOCOL GUIDELINES.

UH, AND I'M NOT EXACTLY SURE IF AT LEAST WE'VE OPINED ON WHAT A P D THE PROCESS SHOULD BE FOR A P D AND COUNCIL, AT LEAST AS A VIS CADET CLASS.

I THINK IN MANY RESPECTS, UM, THERE WAS A FEELING THAT OUR AUDIT WILL KIND OF, YOU KNOW, BE IN LIEU OF A P D REPORTING OUT ON IT OTHER THAN WHAT THEY MAY BE DOING TODAY.

AND, AND ANSWERING ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS YOU ALL HAVE.

I THINK GOING FORWARD, THE IDEA THOUGH WOULD BE, YOU KNOW, PAROLE'S, YOU KNOW, NOT PRESUMABLY PAROLE'S NOT HERE IN THE NEXT CADET CLASS, UM, BUT YOU, YOU WANTED TO HAVE AT LEAST A MECHANISM IN PLACE THAT ALLOWS THE DEPARTMENT TO REPORT TO COUNSEL TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS, AND HOPEFULLY TO ADDRESS THE ISSUES THAT YOU AS A, YOU KNOW, AS A CITY AND AS A, AS A COMMITTEE AND, AND AS COUNCIL, UH, FEEL ARE IMPORTANT AND WANNA PRIORITIZE.

THANK YOU.

UM, I WANNA JUST UNDERSCORE, UM, WITH THE CHIEF, ET CETERA, THAT WE DO EXPECT FOR, FOR THESE REPORTS TO BE COMING.

AND, AND IF IT'S NOT APPROPRIATE TO DO ADDITIONAL WORK FOR THE 1 48, I DON'T WANT THAT TO BE, UM, YOU KNOW, A PASS ON DOING THIS IN THE FUTURE.

THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT IF WE WANNA KEEP THE SUSTAINED MOMENTUM THAT WE HAVE.

UM, SO, SO I WANNA UNDERSCORE THAT, AND THEN I WANTED TO ASK COLE, IF YOU COULD SPEAK, THERE WERE A COUPLE AREAS WHERE THERE HAD BEEN CHANGES TO ALLOCATIONS OF TIME, UM, WHERE WE'RE SEEING A REDUCTION IN THE AMOUNT OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DOWN TO 20 HOURS AND RIDE OUTS CUT BACK FROM FOUR TO TWO, WHICH I THINK IS IN THE NEXT CLASS, AS OPPOSED TO THIS CLASS, WHICH YOU JUST REVIEWED.

UM, COULD YOU SPEAK TO THE CONSEQUENCES OF DOING THAT? IT'S A BALANCING ACT COUNSELOR, UM, AND THE CONSEQUENCES ARE THAT THE CADETS DON'T GET THE EXPERIENCE AND WE'RE PUTTING A PRODUCT OUT THAT MAY NOT HAVE EVERYTHING WE'D LOVE TO SEE IT HAVE.

UH, BUT I BELIEVE

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THE DEPARTMENT IS ALSO BALANCING THE NEEDS FOR BACKFILLING POSITIONS AND GETTING OFFICERS ON THE STREET.

SO I, I THINK THEY'VE KIND OF, YOU KNOW, THEY UNDERSTAND THE BENEFITS OF, OF BOTH.

AND, UH, IT'S OUR UNDERSTANDING THAT, YOU KNOW, KNOWING THAT THEY ALSO UNDERSTAND THE NEEDS OF DEPLOYING OFFICERS, UM, AND, AND TRYING TO HELP LOW, I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF OFFICERS THAT ARE BEING MANDATORY OVERTIME, UH, TRYING TO CUT THAT LOAD BACK.

BUT OBVIOUSLY THE MORE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE WE CAN GET POLICE OFFICERS, THE MORE EFFECTIVE THEY ARE IN THE ACADEMY.

AND, AND I WOULD ADD TO WHAT DAN SAID, UM, AND IN OUR REPORT, WE ACTUALLY RECOMMEND, UH, AND I KNOW, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY THIS IS, THIS IS THE CALL OF, OF THE DEPARTMENT IN THE CITY, BUT, UM, IT WOULD BE OUR PREFERENCE THAT THERE BE AN ADDITIONAL ONE OR TWO WEEKS OF TRAINING IF NEEDED IN ORDER TO, UH, ALLOW FOR ALL OF THE, UH, TRAINING THAT YOU WOULD IDEALLY WANT THE CADETS TO HAVE, SO THAT YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO CUT BACK ON THE COMMUNITY CONNECT PROGRAM.

YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO CUT BACK AT ALL.

IN FACT, YOU COULD INCREASE, UH, PHYSICAL TRAINING AND NOT CUT BACK ON THE CADET WRITE OUT PROGRAM.

SO, IN OUR CADET FEEDBACK SESSIONS, AND WHEN WE SPOKE TO THE CADETS ON A FEW OCCASIONS THROUGHOUT THIS CADET CLASS, PLUS WE DID A SURVEY WITH THEM, UM, IT WAS ALWAYS CONSISTENTLY MADE CLEAR THAT THEY THEMSELVES, AND THIS HAS BEEN TRUE OF EVERY CADET CLASS WE'VE SPOKEN WITH, HAS WANTED MORE PHYSICAL TRAINING, NOT LESS.

AND THEY FEEL THAT IT'S, IT'S GOOD FOR THEIR TRAINING.

AND I THINK BEST PRACTICES IS, UM, YOU KNOW, YOU WANT TO HAVE AT LEAST THREE DAYS A WEEK, IDEALLY, WHERE YOU HAVE PHYSICAL TRAINING BUILT IN.

NOW THAT TAKES TIME IN A, IN A SCHEDULE, SO THAT IF YOU, YOU DON'T WANNA CUT BACK ON OTHER IMPORTANT TRAINING IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE THAT.

THE SAME THING WOULD BE TRUE FOR ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY INPUT, WHETHER IT'S COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OR COMMUNITY CONNECT IN OUR VIEW, YOU WANNA INCLUDE, UM, AS MUCH AS REASONABLY POSSIBLE THAT YOU CAN INCLUDE IN THE SCHEDULE THAT ENHANCES THE CADET'S EXPERIENCE.

ITS INTERACTION WITH A BROAD RANGE OF COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES WITHOUT TAKING AWAY FROM ALL THE OTHER ESSENTIAL TRAINING THAT EVERY CADET HAS TO GO THROUGH.

SO THE ONLY WAY, REALLY JUST IT'S PURE MATH IN MY RES OPINION, AND THE ONLY WAY TO DO THAT IS TO, IF NEED BE, INSTEAD OF DOING, YOU KNOW, IS TO ADD A WEEK OR TWO OF TRAINING SO THAT YOU CAN ACCOMMODATE THAT.

UM, BUT I KNOW THAT'S A CALL THAT, THAT HAS A LOT OF OTHER IMPLICATIONS THAT, AS DAN POINTED OUT, THANK YOU.

UM, FOR ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER, UM, MILLS AND CHIEF HENDERSON, I'LL JUST SAY THAT I WOULD VERY MUCH PREFER THAT WE WERE ADDING THAT WEEK OR WEEK AND A HALF OR TWO SO THAT WE CAN, UM, WHERE WE HAVE HIT SOME QUALITY BARS AND REALLY MADE A DIFFERENCE, UM, AS WITH THE RIDE OUTS AND THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND WITH THE PHYSICAL TRAINING THAT WE COULD, WE WOULD BE ABLE TO DO THAT.

UM, YOU KNOW, THAT EXTRA WEEK OR TWO COULD MAKE A REALLY BIG DIFFERENCE, UM, IN, IN HOW OUR CADETS ARE SET UP FOR SUCCESS MOVING FORWARD.

I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS, BUT I'LL SAVE THEM TILL AFTER THE PRESENTATION FROM OUR STAFF.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, CHIEF.

I'LL RECOGNIZE YOU.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

AND THANK YOU TO KROLL AND THEIR TEAM FOR THEIR EVALUATIONS.

THEY HAVE BEEN VERY COLLABORATIVE WITH COMMANDER LYONS AND ALL OF THE TRAINING STAFF DOING IN INDIVIDUAL INTERVIEWS COMING ON SITE.

SO I JUST WANT TO THANK KROLL FOR THE WORK THAT THEY'VE, THEY'VE DONE WITH US ARE AND THE WORK THAT THEY CONTINUE TO DO.

UM, JUST A COUPLE OF POINTS.

I, I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT THERE HAS BEEN A HIGH TURNOVER WITH ATTRITION, BUT UNDERSTAND THAT'S DEPARTMENT WIDE, IT'S NOT SPECIFIC TO THE TRAINING ACADEMY IN THAT OUR DEPARTMENT HAS JUST SUFFERED, UH, TREMENDOUS LOSSES WHEN IT COMES TO OUR PERSONNEL OVERALL WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT OUR SWORN SWORN STAFFING.

I'D ALSO LIKE TO ADD THAT THIS IS A VERY LARGE CULTURE SHIFT THAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IN THE MIDST OF ATTRITION, IN THE MIDST OF IMPLEMENTING ALL OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM NOT JUST THIS CROW REPORT, BUT SEVERAL OTHER CROW REPORTS THAT, THAT THEY'VE DONE.

SO I DO WANNA RECOGNIZE COMMANDER LYONS, HIS STAFF, THEY'VE DONE A TREMENDOUS JOB.

I'LL PASS THE MICROPHONE TO COMMANDER LIGHTS.

THANK YOU, CHIEF AND GOOD AFTERNOON COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND COMMITTEE CHAIR.

UH, BEFORE I BEGIN MY PRESENTATION, I DO BELIEVE IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE TO SAY A FEW THANK YOUS.

FIRST, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE CROW TEAM FOR THEIR ASSESSMENT AS WELL AS THEIR COLLABORATION.

NEXT, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE MEMBERS AND STAFF OF THE CITY MANAGEMENT'S OFFICE, AS WELL AS THE COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR THE CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THE A P D TRAINING ACADEMY.

AND FINALLY, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO EVERYONE AT THE A P D TRAINING ACADEMY, UH, FOR THEIR COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION, UM, AND THEIR HARDWORKING DAY-TO-DAY EFFORTS, AS WELL AS THE FAMILIES THAT SUPPORT THEM.

I DO WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE SWORN AND CIVILIAN PERSONNEL FROM THE TRAINING ACADEMY THAT WE HAVE, UH, HERE IN SUPPORT

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TODAY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THANK YOU.

THIS PRESENTATION WILL ADDRESS THE NON-ADHERENCE ITEMS THAT WERE LISTED IN THE CROWS REPORT OF THE ONE 48TH CADET CLASS.

UM, I AM ELATED TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUT OF THE 22 ITEMS THAT WERE EVALUATED WITHIN KROLL'S AUDIT PROTOCOL, ONLY THREE ITEMS WERE LISTED AT NON-ADHERENCE.

UH, THOSE NON-ADHERENCE