The Chief of Police or a designee will determine and approve the number of officers and agents that are required for closures and adjacent areas related to filming. When applying for a Right of Way Permit, the Transportation Department may request that a production have a police presence on set if a sidewalk or road closure is required. For officer/vehicle hiring rates and details on working with the Austin Police Department for filming, please contact APD Special Events at 512-974-5032.

City of Austin Ordinance 20080306-038 states that the City of Austin will provide production crews with up to two police officers - free of charge - for traffic control and other public safety issues, subject to certain requirements and limitations. To qualify the production must meet the criteria to receive incentives.