October 27, 2020

Did You Know? San Antonio Reported the Highest Increase in Texas for Violent Crimes in 2019

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DPS recently released their Crime in Texas Report1 for 2019 and San Antonio was at the top of the list for the city in Texas with the highest increase of violent crimes committed. Out of the four major cities in Texas, San Antonio saw the biggest surge in violent crimes. Over the past year, violent … Read more

Covid-19 & Crime

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As San Antonio and the rest of the country slowly open back up, crime rates are also beginning to rise. Nationally, overall crime is inching back up to 2019 and pre-pandemic levels. This is not a surprising statistic given how crime rates fell during the stay-at-home and social distancing orders. Between March 16 and April … Read more

SAPOA Press Release – March 18, 2020

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael Helle Tel: (210) 822-4428 Email: pres@sapoa.org 9-1-1 TO BUSINESS COMMUNITY: FIRST RESPONDERS NEED YOUR HELP SAPOA calls on San Antonio Retailers to partner with them after First Responders given insufficient protective gear and deficient products to handle COVID-19. San Antonio, TX, March 18, 2020 – Today, the San Antonio Police … Read more

SAPOA Press Release – January 12, 2020

SAPOA Press Release January 12, 2019

‘BROKEN BLUE’ SERIES MISLEADS PUBLIC, MALIGNS OFFICERS KSAT Series rehashes old cases to mislead the public and impugn integrity of all Police Officers. San Antonio, TX – The KSAT-TV “Defender” series, Broken Blue, features misleading, sensationalistic, and old reporting about the officer appeals process that derives from both State Law (Local Government Code Chapter 143) … Read more