Our next Social Gathering will be on Saturday, 6-8-13, at TDS Pavilion. The
meeting will start at noon, food served at 1pm (Or a little sooner if they get it ready to serve). We are inviting all APD civilian retirees to join us along with the Command Staff. This is an APROA function so there will be no cost to APROA Members and one of their invited quest as well as all invited Civilian Retirees and Invited Guest along with one of their invited guest. Additional guest will be $10.00.
No Alcoholic Beverages Allowed.
The directions below are from IH 35 but you can easily get to it from 183S or the Toll Road. (Pavilion - 11508 Carl Road, Creedmoor, Texas)
Take IH-35 South to Exit #223 (FM 1327). Turn left onto FM 1327. Go 3.3 miles east of IH-35 and take a left on Carl Road (past the main landfill entrance). Proceed 8/10 mile. The ranch entrance will be on your left immediately past the old cemetery.
From San Antonio:
Take IH-35 North to Exit #223 (FM 1327). Turn right onto FM 1327. Go 3.3 miles east of IH-35 and take a left on Carl Road (past the main landfill entrance). Proceed 8/10 mile. The ranch entrance will be on your left immediately past the old cemetery.
Please RSVP by June 1, 2013
(RSVP to Randy Malone, firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-658-0692)
We will be doing nametags again so if you send an e-mail or leave a voice mail, please include the names of any guest you may have.
We are selling raffle tickets for our meeting on 6-8-13. The prizes are a Weatherby - 12 Ga., a $200.00 Visa Gift Card and a $100.00 Visa Gift Card. Tickets are $1.00 or 6 for $5.00. We will draw for the prizes at the Social Event. You do not have to be present to win. We will be selling the tickets at many of the regular get togethers we have each month, as well as at the Social Event, but if you are not going to make any of them you can buy tickets my mail. Cut off to order by mail is 5-28-13.
To purchase tickets by mail send money to:
Tommie Haffelder - 265 Union Chapel, Cedar Creek, TX 78612
One of our main data files crashed last week and it had not been backed up since January. We are working to recover the data but if you made changes to your address or e-mail address in the past 2 months, please send a note to or call Randy Malone (email@example.com) so we can make sure we have your updated information in the files.
Generic templates for TEXAS wills are now available on the APROA website.
Click HERE for more information.
The Austin Police Golf Association is active again, at least is in a somewhat modified form. Click HERE for more information.
The renovations for the APD Range have been completed and the range is now open for business. Please call the range at (512) 974-6955 and schedule a time BEFORE going to the range. (They have cadet and in-service training that takes priority.)
As of right now if you are shooting a 9mm, .40, .45, or .38 the range can provide the ammo. Any other caliber will have to be provided by the retiree(s). This might change as APD transitions over to the M&P 40 caliber pistol. It is still not clear whether the Department will still purchase the other calibers.
All of the documents and instructions are posted in the FIREARMS INFORMATION section of the websiste.
New Documents and Procedures have been instituted for obtaining the approval to carry a concealed weapon as a retired peace officer.
ID cards are NO longer made at the main. The new location is at 1124 South IH-35 on the 3rd floor of the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) building, Room 301. Park on the upper deck of the CTM parking garage marked with blue signs. Proceed to the main CTM 3rd Floor entrance and the receptionist will let you in or call (512) 974-7777.
The times are on Tuesday from 8am to 12pm, and on Thursday from 1pm to 3pm. Everyone needs to make sure they have all their paper work.
Please call CTM Corporate Security at (512) 974-7777 24hours prior to your desired time slot to ensure they have adequate staffing.
The NEW style of APD Badge is now authorized to be purchased by retired officers. CLICK HERE for additional information.
At our September meeting Dr. Cook addressed the membership in regards to a possible claim you may have due to hearing loss. The years of sirens, gunfire and radios did take a toll on the hearing of many officers and you may have a claim.
Dr. Cook’s office indicated officers could come in for a free exam. For more information or an appointment contact Laurie Cook at (512) 260-2665.
Should the test indicate a hearing loss that could be job related, you will need to contact the City of Austin for claim information. Click HERE for more information on filing a claim.
Dues are now being collected. Dues are $35.00 per year and are a small price to pay to ensure that you have a voice at City Hall and the Texas Legislature to represent YOUR interests as a retired officer.