WELCOME In 2010, several neighborhood leaders decided to form a group that would allow volunteers who work on safety issues an opportunity to get to know one another, to share best practices, and to provide opportunities for expanding our knowledge of public safety issues by forming The Citizen Led Austin Safety Partnership (CLASP).
Last year, we conducted five meetings where we gathered crime and safety advocates from many Austin and nearby neighborhoods. These meetings have included presentations from Austin Police Department Chief Art Acevedo, as well as an assistant police chief and a crime analyst. Other presenters have included an Austin City Council member, an officer from the Constables Office and several remarkable neighborhood crime and safety advocates. This year, we hosted the new police monitor, Margo Frasier plus Austin Police Association representatives in a presentation about their respective organizations.
So far, we have had people from over 60 different neighborhoods attend our meetings. And we are constantly reaching out in an effort to involve many more neighborhoods in and around Austin to encourage their participation in watch and patrol efforts.
In the fall of 2010, we administered a city wide Public Safety Survey, with 505 respondents from 117 neighborhoods around Austin. The link to the results is listed on the left.
CLASP also offers "CLASP Road Show" presentations that include a variety of techniques and strategies for keeping your neighborhood safe with neighborhood watch and patrol activities.
We hope you will visit this site often for crime and safety ideas and share your experiences and knowledge with us as well.