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Member Highlight: Bianca Garcia

On January 13th, 2022 around 0245hrs I was parked clearing a call when I observed a call for an “Accident Major” come out. I recall the details under the call stating a vehicle was on fire at the intersection of Fredericksburg Rd. and Hildebrand Ave. In that moment, I looked up from my screen and […]

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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 victims, then waiting for the right moment to steal their money. Most cases are […]

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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, Falco is the first to put his life on the line […]

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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 over 2 years […]

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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 to serve, both […]

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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 the Police Department’s K-9 unit for 5 years […]

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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 become a work buddy, play […]

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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 particular, should watch out for. 1. […]

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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 domestic violence cases have exceeded those of 2019. In the month of March alone, […]

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