jason dusterhoft

Commander of Austin Police Department
Commander of Austin Police Department
  • Austin, texas
  • October 5, 2018

Jason Dusterhoft currently serves as an Commander of the Austin Police Department.  The department, which employs over 2,000 law enforcement and civilian support personnel, serves the 11th largest city in the United States with a population of almost 900,000 citizens.  Serving on the executive staff, Commander Dusterhoft plays a leading role in the success of the department, which can claim Austin as the second safest major city in the United States in regards to violent crime.

​Prior to beginning his career with APD, Commander Dusterhoft served his country in the United States Air Force and graduated from the University of Western Illinois in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree.  Between 1995 and 2011, he served with numerous divisions within APD, including Patrol, Investigations, Family Violence, Training, Highway Enforcement and Technology.  The Leadership Command College which he developed as a Lieutenant, in partnership with the University of Texas and local business leaders, continues to develop successful leaders within APD.

By 2011, Commander Dusterhoft was overseeing the Downtown Austin region (including the department’s operations during the Occupy Austin movement).  Under his leadership, crime in Downtown Austin fell from a record high (in 2012) to a record low (in 2013).  In 2014.

​He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police and the West Point Leadership Program and graduated from the FBI National Academy class 266 .  Commander Dusterhoft has a Master of Science degree from Texas State University.

He will complete the Certified Public Manager certification through Texas State at the end of 2018.

E-mail
jason.dusterhoft@gmail.com
Phone Number
51242228000

Education

Masters Interdisciplinary Studies @ Texas State
Jan 2014 — Aug 2018

Experience

Commander @ Austin Police Department
Jan 2005 — Current
Jason Dusterhoft currently serves as an Commander of the Austin Police Department. The department, which employs over 2,000 law enforcement and civilian support personnel, serves the 11th largest city in the United States with a population of almost 900,000 citizens. Serving on the executive staff, Commander Dusterhoft plays a leading role in the success of the department, which can claim Austin as the second safest major city in the United States in regards to violent crime.


​Prior to beginning his career with APD, Commander Dusterhoft served his country in the United States Air Force and graduated from the University of Western Illinois in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Between 1995 and 2011, he served with numerous divisions within APD, including Patrol, Investigations, Family Violence, Training, Highway Enforcement and Technology. The Leadership Command College which he developed as a Lieutenant, in partnership with the University of Texas and local business leaders, continues to develop successful leaders within APD.

By 2011, Commander Dusterhoft was overseeing the Downtown Austin region (including the department’s operations during the Occupy Austin movement). Under his leadership, crime in Downtown Austin fell from a record high (in 2012) to a record low (in 2013). In 2014.


​He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police and the West Point Leadership Program and graduated from the FBI National Academy class 266 . Commander Dusterhoft has a Master of Science degree from Texas State University.


He will complete the Certified Public Manager certification through Texas State at the end of 2018.

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