We were founded in 2009 and became the first official LBGT police association within the state of Texas. We are a resource for employees both within the Austin Police Department, to other agencies, as well as to the Austin community.

Our Mission

The Lesbian & Gay Peace Officer's Association (LGPOA) - Austin is a Texas non-profit organization which supports LGBT sworn, civilian, and retired members of the Austin Police Department. We strive to build enduring relationships between the police department and Austin's LGBT communities by championing equal and fair treatment for all. 


Provide service to our members and the general public by being a resource for LGBTQ+ issues.

Provide LGBTQ+ education and awareness to the members of the organization, the Department, and the community.

Be a safe place for members to voice issues and strive to enhance the quality of service that the Department provides LGBTQ+ Austinites and visitors.