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SAPOA Press Release – January 8, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2021 Contact: Michael Helle Tel: (210) 822-4428 Email: pres@sapoa.org   The following is a statement from Michael Helle, President of the San Antonio Police Officers Association, on news that “FIX SAPD” has delivered 20,000 signatures...

Jugging is on the Rise this Holiday Season

While many people have never heard of the crime “jugging,” (a slang term for stealing)  it is rapidly gaining popularity in San Antonio, especially with the holiday season around the corner. According to SAPD, jugging involves thieves watching and closely following...

K-9 Unit Spotlight: Barrientes & Falco

All About Officer Barrientes and his K-9 Partner Falco: It’s certainly not an ordinary dog’s life for Falco. He has spent the past 2 years protecting and working alongside Officer Barrientes. When the pair finds themselves in harm’s way or on a difficult mission,...
Jugging is on the Rise this Holiday Season
Jugging is on the Rise this Holiday Season

While many people have never heard of the crime “jugging,” (a slang term for stealing)  it is rapidly gaining popularity in San Antonio, especially with the holiday season around the corner. According to SAPD, jugging involves thieves watching and closely following...

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K-9 Unit Spotlight: Barrientes & Falco
K-9 Unit Spotlight: Barrientes & Falco

All About Officer Barrientes and his K-9 Partner Falco: It’s certainly not an ordinary dog’s life for Falco. He has spent the past 2 years protecting and working alongside Officer Barrientes. When the pair finds themselves in harm’s way or on a difficult mission,...

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K-9 Unit Spotlight: Davila & Arrow
K-9 Unit Spotlight: Davila & Arrow

Say Hello to Arrow and Officer Davila: Arrow, a member of the SAPD K-9 unit for 2 years is a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois. His handler, Officer Davila, has been a part of the K-9 unit for 8 years and hasn’t turned back. He’s been working with his K-9 Arrow for a little...

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Officer Spotlight: Amanda Viera
Officer Spotlight: Amanda Viera

Even as a child, Amanda Viera knew she wanted to be a police officer. Some of her earliest memories include seeing her mom in uniform and knowing how proud she was to wear it. Growing up in a law enforcement home meant that she got a first-hand look at what it means...

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K-9 Unit Spotlight: Reich & Wylie
K-9 Unit Spotlight: Reich & Wylie

Meet Officer Reich and Wylie: Growing up with hunting dogs and being around dogs for most of his life, Officer Travis Reich looked at joining the K-9 unit as an opportunity to work with animals while continuing to serve his community. Officer Reich has been working in...

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K-9 Unit Spotlight: Trigo & Duke
K-9 Unit Spotlight: Trigo & Duke

Meet Officer Trigo and Duke: A K-9 officer and his dog are a 24-hour a day package. Where you usually only see your coworkers 8 hours a day, this co-worker becomes family. Because of this, there is a deep level of trust between a handler and his canine partner. They...

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5 Scams Targeting Seniors
5 Scams Targeting Seniors

The elderly are targeted by scammers more than any other group. While most people know to ignore unsolicited or “too good to be true” offers, seniors tend to have more time and are more trusting than most. That’s music to a scammer’s ears! Here are 5 scams seniors, in...

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SAPOA Press Release – October 19, 2020

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 19, 2020 Contact: Michael Helle Tel: (210) 822-4428 Email: pres@sapoa.org   “FIX SAPD” LYING TO THE PUBLIC Activists mislead public with fake stats and lie about Chief’s support. SAN ANTONIO, TX, OCTOBER 19, 2020 - Anti-Police Activists...

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The COVID Effect: Domestic Violence Cases Rise
The COVID Effect: Domestic Violence Cases Rise

The government response to the Coronavirus pandemic - lockdowns, stay-at-home orders and business closures - has had an unintended consequence: a rise in domestic violence reports. According to city and county officials, since the onset of the pandemic, the number of...

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