Austin Police Department Chief Joseph
Chacon appointed two new members to his executive team effective April 2,
2021: Assistant Chief Jerry Bauzon and Assistant Chief Scott Perry.|
April 8, 2021
APD Chief Joseph Chacon Appoints New Leadership, First Asian American
As a permanent member of the executive team, Assistant Chief Bauzon will
manage Central Bureau operations which includes Downtown Patrol, ARIC,
Special Events and Executive Protection.
Assistant Chief Perry will temporarily oversee the North Bureau which
includes north patrol sectors, Special Operations and airport functions. He
will take on this new role during Chief Chacon’s tenure as the Acting Chief
Assistant Chief Jerry Bauzon
Importantly, Assistant Chief Bauzon will
serve as the department’s first Asian American Chief.
“I’m thankful for the opportunity to serve both our officers and our
community in the role of Assistant Chief. As an Asian American, I
am proud to represent our dynamic culture and I look forward to
strengthening APD’s relationship with our AAPI community,” Assistant
Chief Bauzon said.
Assistant Chief Jerry Bauzon began his
career with the Austin Police Department in 1993. During his tenure,
he served in patrol, Homicide, Homicide Cold Case, Robbery, Child
Abuse and Internal Affairs. Most recently, Assistant Chief Bauzon served as
Commander over Professional Standards, leading Internal Affairs and
Risk Management, before transferring to oversee Patrol Operations in
the southwest part of the city.
Assistant Chief Scott Perry
Assistant Chief Perry also began his
career with the Austin Police Department in 1993. He has held various
positions in patrol, Internal Affairs, Special Investigations, Public
Information and with the executive team. His most recent assignment was
Commander over Northeast Austin patrol. Assistant Chief Perry graduated
from the University of Texas at Arlington and is a graduate of the FBI
“I am honored to have been appointed as an
assistant chief and look forward to partnering with the hard working women
and men of APD as we continue to serve our community,” Assistant Chief
Assistant Chief James Mason
Also prior to his retirement, Chief Manley
appointed James Mason to Assistant Chief. He has been with
the department for 24 years. During that time, he served
in patrol, as a District Representative and a Sector Detective, in
Child Abuse, Public Information, Internal Affairs, Risk Management and
Property Crime. Prior to his appointment, he was the Commander over Special
Operations. Assistant Chief Mason will oversee Recruiting, Training,
Internal Affairs, Police Technology and Fleet Services. He received his
Public Manager Certification through Texas State University and earned his
Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Florida.
“I look forward to building bridges with our community to advance the goals
of effective and fair policing,“ Assistant Chief Mason said.
Learn more about the Austin Police Department at http://www.austintexas.gov/department/police/about.