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SAPOA Press Release – April 24, 2019

D.A. GIVES A PASS TO CRIMINAL TRESPASSERS Joe Gonzales Says Criminal Trespassing By Homeless Will No Longer Be Prosecuted. San Antonio, TX – In apparent disregard for the safety and rights of San Antonio business owners and property owners, Bexar County District...

Who Do Police Officers Really Support for Mayor? We Asked Our Members.

Here Are The Results*: Here's Some of What They Said: "Ron Nirenberg does not support first responders." "Nirenberg had his shot and has failed miserably. COSA citizens deserve a mayor who will put their needs and safety first." "Brockhouse is clearly the best choice...

SAPOA Press Release – Apr 09, 2019

 STATEMENT FROM MIKE HELLE, PRESIDENT OF THE SAN ANTONIO POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION   Michael Helle, President of the San Antonio Police Officers Association, issued the following statement after reported remarks by Mayor Ron Nirenberg at a mayoral debate on April...
SAPOA Press Release – Nov 29, 2018:

CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY! Sculley Retirement Signals Possibility of Better Relations with City. San Antonio, TX – After years spending millions of taxpayer dollars on a losing lawsuit against First Responders, and less than a month after voters said they were fed up with...

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SAPD Tattoo Policy

Does the Chief’s SAPD police tattoo ban help or hurt? In 2014, Chief McManus banned San Antonio Police Officers from having visible tattoos. Officers with arm tattoos were allowed to wear sleeves to cover them, but hand or neck tattoos that could not be covered, had...

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SAPOA Christmas Dance 2018

Please join the San Antonio Police Officers’ Association for food, music, and fun! The SAPOA Christmas Dance will take place on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Alzafar Shrine, located at 901 N. Loop 1604 E., San Antonio, Texas, 78232. Doors will open at 6 PM and...

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SAPOA Endorses Senator Ted Cruz For Re-Election

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Officers Association (SAPOA) today endorsed U.S. Senator Ted Cruz for re-election. SAPOA represents police officers and their families, advocating for legislation, benefits, and working conditions for San Antonio’s police officers....

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Chief McManus’s Double Standard

He’s under investigation and still working – Any other Officer would be on leave or reassigned. (San Antonio, TX, June 4, 2018) – SAPD General Manual, Procedure 908 – Mandatory Reassignment establishes a process for the “temporary leave or reassignment” of an officer...

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Texas AG Letter to SAPOA President Mike Helle

The Texas Attorney General’s Office has sent SAPOA the attached letter regarding their investigation into Police Chief William McManus’ decision on 12/23/17 to release 12 undocumented immigrants in a case of human trafficking or human smuggling without proper...

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Where’s the investigation, Attorney General Paxton?

Message from the President To SAPD Retirees and Supporters of Law Enforcement: In January, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick asked Attorney General Ken Paxton to “review the human smuggling and/or human trafficking arrest in San Antonio for potential violations of Sanctuary Cities...

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