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Austin, TX 78744

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In The News

New RLEA Director takes local, regional approach to training

Mike Jennings, former director of CAPCOG’s Regional Law Enforcement Academy from 2007 to 2015, returned to the position in May. Jennings, a 48-year veteran of policing, wants to ensure local jurisdictions have their pick of top caliber peace officers to staff their agencies and current law enforcement officers have the ability to learn and adapt to the ever changing job demands in their communities.

Prepare for wildfire season by registering for alerts at WarnCentralTexas.org

Public safety officials and local advocates from around the region at a Warn Central Texas press conference in May urged Central Texas residents to prepare for the 2019 wildfire season by staying aware of their wildfire risk, mitigating dangers, and preparing themselves to act.

CAPCOG sends criminal justice grant priorities to governor

The CAPCOG Executive Committee in May approved a prioritized list of recommended projects to receive funding from four Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division grant programs ranking 54 applications from local governments and nonprofits.

Basic peace officer courses turn cadets into everyday heroes

The CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy will conduct a full-time, day and a part-time, night Basic Peace Officer Course in October and November, respectively, so agencies region wide can have a greater pool of licensed peace officers to support their communities. Entrance exams will take place on June 28, July 19, and Aug. 16 at the CAPCOG offices, 6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165 in Austin.

Austin to buy Warn Central Texas kiosks to sign up residents

The city of Austin is purchasing and programing digital kiosks to give residents greater access in registering to receive emergency warnings about natural and man-made disasters through CAPCOG’s  Warn Central Texas program.

RPS assists with state and federal grant opportunities

From economic development and infrastructure to sidewalks and fire trucks, the CAPCOG Regional and Planning Services Division has assisted local communities around the region with establishing projects that seek state and federal funding opportunities.

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Upcoming Events

Jul
9

Older Adult Health & Wellness Training: Chronic Disease Self Management

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a six-week program that teaches older adults, 60 and older, with chronic illnesses the skills needed in the day-to-day management of treatment and to maintain and increase one’s activities. Classes will be held Tuesdays from July 9 to Aug. 13, 2019.

Jul
10

Meeting: CAPCOG Executive Committee

The Executive Committee, CAPCOG's governing body, meets the second Wednesday of each month to conduct agency business.

Jul
10

Older Adult Health & Wellness Training: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a six-week program that teaches older adults, 60 and older, with chronic illnesses the skills needed in the day-to-day management of treatment and to maintain and increase one’s activities. Classes will be held Tuesdays from July 17 to Aug. 21, 2018.

Jul
10

Board of Managers Meeting: Capital Area Emergency Communications District

Hear updates on the Capital Area Emergency Communications District, which oversees 9-1-1 services to local governments in the ten-county Texas State Planning Region 12. CAPCOG will conduct a public hearing to discuss the district's 9-1-1 service fee at the start of this meeting.

Jul
19

Meeting: Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization

The Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization serves as a forum for elected officials to come together on transportation issues.

Jul
24

Meeting: CAECD Strategic Advisory Committee

The Capital Area Emergency Communications District's Strategic Advisory Committee will meet to assist in planning and reviewing policies and infrastructure for operating emergency communications.

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