Year: 2019

Criminal Justice Program wants input on 2021 priorities

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The CAPCOG Criminal Justice Program is seeking input from community stakeholders around the ten-county region as it begins the planning process for the Office of the Governor’s (OOG) Plan Year 2021 funding cycle. The gathered input will assist in drafting

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Nominations open for CAPCOG Executive Committee board

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CAPCOG will begin accepting nominations on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 from eligible city and county elected officials who would like to serve on CAPCOG’s Executive Committee, the board that has oversight for the agency’s operations. To be eligible, an interested

RLEA keeps officers informed with State and Federal Updates

The CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy is offering its first new State and Federal Law Updates courses for the new biennium throughout September to give officers a jump on learning how regulatory changes from 86th Texas Legislative session will affect

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Age Well Live Well events showcase older residents

The Age Well Live Well East Austin collaborative invites the public to celebrate East Austin’s unique history, as told by older residents, by attending one of three East Austin Story Map presentation and resource fairs this September. The resource fairs

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CAPCOG equips communities with 9-1-1 educational materials

National Night Out, an annual campaign for making neighborhoods safer through community and police partnerships, traditionally occurs the first Tuesday in October for Texas cities. To help residents understand the role of emergency telecommunicators in that partnership, CAPCOG is supplying

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CAPCOG holds threat identification, evacuation workshops

The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division will host three courses in September to train peace officers, emergency managers and other local government officials about identifying potential acts of terrorism and preparing to evacuate communities during large scale natural and man-made disasters.

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State legislators address CAPCOG General Assembly in Sept.

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State legislators who serve on the CAPCOG Executive Committee will participate in a panel discussion about the 86th Texas Legislative Session during CAPCOG’s Sept. 11, 2019 General Assembly Meeting to be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Austin Airport, 7610

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National Preparedness Month highlights importance of readiness, alerts

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In support of National Preparedness Month, CAPCOG developed a regional WarnCentralTexas.org campaign to encourage residents to register for emergency alerts and prepare themselves for any emergency including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. It also is encouraging local governments to

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Striking a Balance teaches family caregivers about life balance

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The upcoming 18th annual Striking a Balance Conference will convene local resources as well as local and national speakers that focus on successful coordination of family caregivers’ work, life, and caregiving responsibilities. The conference will be from 8 a.m. to

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Air Quality program offers workshop on alternatives to gas powered vehicles for short trips

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The CAPCOG Air Quality Program will conduct a workshop for local government and transportation practitioners as well as policy makers to learn best practices and trends for using neighborhood electric vehicles to help reduce carbon emissions and traffic congestion while

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