Austin Local News

News > Austin Local News > Mayor Wants Chief Who Is Open To Public Input

Mayor Wants Chief Who Is Open To Public Input

Austin Mayor Will Wynn says the city's next Chief of Police will need to be able to lead the department while working openly with the community. The Mayor also wants to make sure the next chief places a high priority on public feedback. The city will conduct a nation-wide search for a permanent replacement for Chief Stan Knee, who is resigning next month after nine years on the job. That search could take between six months and one year. In the meantime, Assistant Police Chief Cathy Ellison will take over as Acting Police Chief. She will become the first African-American female to hold the department's top job.



Austin Local News

Uhaul on runberg off I-35 NB is closed today as cleanup crews have pulled two trailers from a ditch. Across the...
Due to the possibility of additional flash flooding and the continuing danger posed by existing conditions within...
Earlier this morning both Northbound and Southbound lanes of I-35 were closed due to flooding. The Texas...
Residents along Blanco River in Texas urged to evacuate WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Authorities say they are urging...
The Texas Legislature has approved fines for governmental entities that post signs prohibiting the carrying of...