Fri., March 21, 1997
The North substation houses the two "point-person" sector lieutenants and officers for Northeast and Northwest Austin; the lieutenants and officers for the other four sectors of town are located at the East substation. There is no foyer, no "customer service" area, no person to answer your questions. Best idea: Use the telephone to contact the lieutenant in your sector if you have information about criminal activity in your area, an idea for community-style policing, or want to invite him or her to your next neighborhood meeting. Take the time to get to know your sector lieutenant and familiarize him or her with problems in your community -- as indicated in the main article on community policing, sector lieutenants need to work closely with residents to solve problems. Besides, it couldn't hurt to befriend your local cop.
North Substation: 12425 Lamplight Village 78727
Adam Sector (Northwest): Lt. Alan Riske, 837-8224
Edward Sector (Northeast): Lt. Keith Leach, 834-7967
East Substation: 812 Springdale Rd. 78702
Baker Sector (downtown / UT area): Lt. Greg Lasley, 385-7741
Charlie Sector (Central East): Lt. Manuel Peña, 385-7726
David Sector (Southwest): Lt. Mike Ford, 385-7722
Frank Sector (Southeast): Lt. Robert Dahlstrom, 385-7721
Neighborhood CentersAlthough many communities served by the centers are asking APD to expand their hours to the nighttime when most residents are home from work, unless otherwise noted in the list below, the centers are open only during daytime hours from 8am-4pm. There is only one officer per center, and that officer is responsible for meeting with the neighborhood associations or individual citizens within their area to hear complaints about criminal activities and to provide crime prevention tips. If you have a recurring crime problem in your neighborhood, or want advice on how to start a Neighborhood Watch program in your area, call the officer at your center.
905 Bedford (Booker T. Washington Community): Officer Edward Robertson, 480-8014; Noon-8
211 Comal: Officer Carlos Casas, 472-7258
2701 E. 7th: Due to a staffing shortage, Officer Casas is temporarily in charge here as well, 322-9209
1009 E. 11th: Officer Rickie Davis, 478-3629
7517 Cameron Rd., #104: Officer Eddie Holland, Officer Michael Carter, 458-6281
4700 Loyola Ln., #105: Officer Fred Simpson, 926-9932
5405 Pleasant Valley: Officer Jonetta Ellison, 326-1463
1416 Montopolis: Officer William Blackman, 389-3453
539 Oltorf: Officer Roger Behr, 448-0546
Mobile Cops: Officer Roman Lopez, 517-5521; cell phone, 458-6253; Cameron Rd. office
Note: The officers at substations and neighborhood centers are not there to respond to emergency calls, so if you need immediate police assistance, call 911. -- L.C.B.