The APD Burglary Unit was created in June 2011 in order to centralize the investigation of residential, non-residential, and commercial burglaries in the City of Austin. Currently the unit is comprised of 14 detectives, two sergeants, one crime analyst and one administrative specialist.
There were over 8,700 reported residential and commercial burglaries in the city of Austin in 2010.
By centralizing all the city of Austin burglary investigations into one unit APD’s Burglary Unit can collect, investigate, and analyze information regarding burglaries committed citywide to identify the patterns and methods of burglars.
With this vital information centralized, burglary detectives can focus department resources on the investigation, apprehension, and successful prosecution of these burglars.
The Burglary Unit works with other units within the department, such as the APD District Representatives Unit, APD Pawn Unit, and the Austin Regional Intelligence Unit as well as other local agencies to identify suspects who commit crimes in adjoining jurisdictions.