IN-PERSON & ZOOM MEETING : Homelessness and life in downtown Austin
Apr 20, 2023 12:00 PM
Shelly Borton
IN-PERSON & ZOOM MEETING : Homelessness and life in downtown Austin


About Officer Shelly Borton:

Michelle Borton is a police office with the Austin Police Department  Austin, TX.

  • Patrol Officer in Southeast FRANK sector
  • Street Response Unit, conducting street level narcotics, prostitution, and high crime operations
  • Cadet Training Instructor, Austin Police Training Academy.  Specialized in defensive tactics
  • District Representative Unit Downtown area command.  Responsible for community outreach with business owners, special events in downtown, and acting at the direction of Downtown Commander.
  • Crisis Intervention Unit/Homeless Outreach Street Team assignment (HOST).  Assigned as the APD representative to a collaborative team consisting of EMS, Downtown Community Court, Integral Care to assist persons experiencing homelessness in the downtown area.  This team assists with mental health services, medical, substance abuse treatment, and other homeless services.  

She has received special training and developed skills in:

  • Mental Health Officer
  • Hostage Negotiator
  • Adjunct Firearms Instructor
  • Adjunct Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Bicycle Patrol
  • Crowd Management Team
  • Bicycle Public Order Team