The Association Staff should receive special recognition from every member of the San Antonio Police Officers Association. These employees have demonstrated their commitment to the membership and the community of San Antonio by selflessly supporting the day-to-day operations of the Association. If these dedicated employees of the San Antonio Police Officers Association were not here the Association couldn’t function effectively.

Whether its administrative support, team work, community support or simply greeting members at the office, the staff lays the groundwork that keeps the Association moving forward. They are more than a support team, they are part of our family.


Carmen Ruffin  Carmen Ruffin | Executive Assistant

Carmen assists the President, Vice President, and Treasurer in the administration of the office.


Velia Cernota  Velia Cernota | Insurance Claims Specialist

Velia has been with the SAPOA since 1987. She is the SAPOA’s liaison and insures that we receive the health benefits as provided for in our contract with the city.


Rosie Espinoza  Rosie Espinoza | Insurance Claims Assistant

Rosie accepts insurance claims, receipts and assists our Insurance Claims Specialist with handling insurance claims.


Adriana M. Valadez | Blue Cares Director of Community Outreach & Fundraising  Adriana Valadez | Director of Community Outreach and Fundraising

Adriana has been with SAPOA for 4 years, starting as the Assistant Director in support of Community Outreach and moving up to lead the team over the last year.


Sofia J. Riojas  Sofia Riojas | Asst. Director of Community Outreach and Fundraising

Sofia has been with SAPOA 6 years. Prior to supporting Community Outreach, Sofia was part of the insurance and administrative team.