Austin police to expand siren use


By Tony Plohetski
Austin American-Statesman

AUSTIN — Starting next week, police officers may be navigating the streets of Austin more often with their sirens wailing and lights flashing.

Police are putting a new policy in place Wednesday under which officers will be expected to respond to more than a dozen types of calls with the utmost urgency, a move officials say will reduce response times and make the public more aware that officers are en route to life-or-death situations.

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