The City Attorney s office is a legal entity that attends, prosecutes and defends suits, actions and proceedings. It is governed by the City of Austin in Texas, which has a community development, purchasing, transportation, public information, human resources, parks and recreation, and health and human services departments. The city governs an emergency medical services department that offers medical rescue services. It has a fire department that works to offer fire prevention and safety solutions and maintains several stations. The city s police department has a child abuse unit that is responsible for investigating the criminal cases of physical abuse and neglect of children.