Mike Helle, SAPOA PresidentMike Helle – SAPOA President


For more than 10 years, I have been proud to serve you and work with our Executive Board to protect and promote a brotherhood among our members. To me, SAPOA is more than just a professional association, it’s a family, and like family, we all look out for each other. That’s why I’ve been so proud of everything we’ve been able to accomplish in the last few years. From negotiating a favorable contract with the city that protects officer’s rights and benefits, to working with our state legislature to ensure that they enact strong public safety laws, to supporting Blue Cares, SAPOA’s community outreach arm that helps children all across San Antonio, this has been a busy and productive year.

Now, as we move forward with our work, I want you to know that I’ll continue to keep an open line of communication with you, which is why we have invested resources into making sure that you are always kept abreast of issues and developments that pertain to your pay, benefits, and working conditions, and that the community at large and our city leaders remain aware of issues pertinent to public safety. SAPOA is at the forefront of police associations throughout Texas when it comes to utilizing technology and other means to communicate with the community and city leaders and to advocate on your behalf. You should be proud of this because it means that you and your family’s needs are never far from the minds of the public or the city officials who determine your pay, your benefits, and your safety on the job.

I also want to make clear to all members of this association and the entire community that the San Antonio Police Officers Association and its leadership team have always been, and always will be, transparent and accountable when it comes to our goals, our programs and initiatives, and our operations. As president, I have always said that our advocacy on behalf of our members will always be carried out with integrity and I’m proud to say that we have kept that pledge. With your support, SAPOA has made tremendous progress as an organization and as we enter a new year, things are only looking better.

Yours in service,

Mike