Brian Manley

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Austin Police chief Brian Manley speaks about removing Police Ford Explorers off the streets Friday, July 28, 2017 in Austin Texas. The Austin Police Department on Friday pulled nearly 400 Ford Explorer SUVs from its patrol fleet over worries about exhaust fumes inside the vehicles. The move comes as U.S. auto safety regulators investigate complaints of exhaust fume problems in more than 1.3 million Explorers from the 2011 through 2017 model years.(Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)Ricardo B. Brazziell—Austin American-Statesman via AP
  • Title
    Chief of Police
  • Affiliation

Austin boasts the third-lowest rate of violent crime among the 30 biggest U.S. metro areas, and many credit Manley for keeping the peace. He has made community collaboration a central focus, urging officers to forge ties with homeless people and with Austin’s Latin American immigrant communities. And he earned widening acclaim last year by keeping the city calm during a terrifying string of bombings.