APD veteran named new UTPD Police Chief

APD veteran named new UTPD Police Chief

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An Austin police veteran will soon be stepping in as the new police chief for the University of Texas.

David Carter, who is currently APD's Assistant Chief of police, has officially accepted the offer to be the next UTPD Chief, after a search of more than 70 applicants.

His first day on the job is July 1, replacing UTPD Chief Robert Dahlstrom, who is retiring after five years on the job.

"If status quo becomes an issue in terms of not addressing new and emerging threats, those are the kinds of things I'll be looking at, but again, job one is really about getting and maintaining a relationship between me, the university community and the police department," Carter said.

Carter says UT graduation security will be deferred to Chief Dahlstrom this year.

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