This includes the cost of hiring hundreds more officers, buying new vehicles and equipment and building a new police substation, among other things. We included the most recent annual budget for several city departments as a metric.
Because the number of officers APD needs to hire would depend on the city's population, the City of Austin produced two estimates based on differing population growth. The high estimate considers what it could cost to provide equipment, vehicles and more substations for these additional officers.
Source:City of Austin Budget Office, Save Austin NowGet the data