Officer Albino "Bino" Cadenas dreamed of becoming a police officer as a young child. Born and raised in East Austin, young Bino was always the officer when playing cops and robbers with his friends and cousins. Due to a lack of interactions with officers in his neighborhood, he originally had a negative perception of law. A life-changing moment for him was seeing former Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo on a local Spanish news station introducing himself to the Hispanic community. During his senior year in college, Officer Cadenas participated in an internship program with our agency and applied to APD after graduation. As a native Spanish speaker, he chose to work in sectors with large Hispanic populations after graduating from the police academy. After five years on patrol and a few years as a District Representative he joined the Recruiting Unit where he continues to recruit locally, take part in community events and foster the relationship between law enforcement and the Austin community.