Our Mission

We’re helping to keep Austin safe for nightlife as a positive, inclusive, non-violent, non-confrontational, de-escalation, distraction, and protection squad.

Rainbow Patrol began in response to an assault that happened in downtown Austin in January, 2019. On Saturday nights and for occasional special events, our volunteer group creates a positive, loud and bright presence, escorting people to safety while keeping an eye out for those who need “safety in numbers” and situations that need professional intervention. The Austin Police Department is aware of our effort and grateful for more eyes and ears.

We welcome more volunteers! Jump to Volunteer Information for more details and to sign up!

 
 
1st Patrol 1.27.19

1st Patrol 1.27.19

2nd Patrol 2.3.19

3rd Rainbow Patrol 2.9.19

4th Rainbow Patrol 2.16.19

5th Rainbow Patrol 2.23.19

7th Patrol 3.9.19

7th Patrol 3.9.19

8th Rainbow Patrol

8th Rainbow Patrol