Established by the Austin Police Department in 1998, the goal of the district representatives program is to bridge the gap between neighborhood communities and the police officers who serve them. Today, 40 district representatives serve five regions of the city. Four district representatives cover the Southwest Austin area.
After serving as a patrol officer for 13 years, Officer Jeffrey Binder moved to his current assignment as a district representative in December 2012. During his years on patrol, Binder acted as a crisis intervention team officer, field training officer and accident investigator. He currently holds a master peace officer license.
Officer Marlon Goodloe joined the APD in 2006 and served as a patrol officer for ten years prior to becoming a district representative in 2016. His coverage area includes much of the central portion of Southwest Austin, spanning roughly from Brodie Lane to Manchaca Road.
A native Austinite, Officer Philip Kelly joined the APD in 1999 and for 16 years was assigned to various patrol shifts in South Austin. In March 2015 he joined the district representative office. Kelly is a certified accident investigator and has earned his Texas Commission on Law Enforcement instructor’s certificate.
Officer Joshua Visi joined the APD in 2001 after serving in the Marine Corps for 13 years. He spent his first six years on the force as a patrol officer before becoming a district representative. Visi has performed over 300 hours of crime-prevention training, is a member of both the national and state crime-prevention associations, and is the only active officer in the APD to attain the crime prevention specialist certification.
“By building relationships, district representatives help residents to feel more comfortable,” Visi said.