Chief Brian Manley officially takes the helm of APD


AUSTIN (KXAN) — After more than a year and a half as Austin Police Department’s interim chief, Brian Manley officially took on the role permanently during a swearing-in ceremony Friday afternoon.

He took the oath at a ceremony at his old high school, Eastside Memorial Early College High School — or Johnston High School when Manley attended — at 1012 Arthur Stiles Road.

Manley was interim chief since December 2016, when then-Chief Art Acevedo left for a job in Houston.

The city manager at the time, Marc Ott, appointed Manley to fill in, but then he left.

Manley had to wait until a new city manager, Spencer Cronk, was hired in December 2017. Then, Cronk held a series of community events and engagement before officially appointing Manley. The Austin City Council approved the appointment unanimously, with an 11-0 vote last week.

In a sit-down interview with KXAN this week, Manley said he looks forward to being “able to put my vision forward for the department,” including improving and building relationships in the community.

Watch the full swearing-in ceremony

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