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SAPOA Press Release – January 12, 2020

‘BROKEN BLUE’ SERIES MISLEADS PUBLIC, MALIGNS OFFICERS KSAT Series rehashes old cases to mislead the public and impugn integrity of all Police Officers. San Antonio, TX - The KSAT-TV “Defender” series, Broken Blue, features misleading, sensationalistic, and old...

Vote – Your Voice Matters.

Register to Vote! Election Day is on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 and Early Voting starts on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. SAPAO encourages all of our members to register to vote and make your voice heard. SAPOA works with elected officials at all levels to protect our...

SAPOA Press Release – July 29, 2019

POLICE OFFICER ASKED TO LEAVE RESTAURANT FOR CARRYING WEAPONRestaurant’s mistake demonstrates need for education on State Gun Law San Antonio, TX – On Saturday, July 27th, a San Antonio Police Officer was asked to leave Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse by a...
SAPOA Press Release – Jan 14, 2019
SAPOA Press Release – Jan 14, 2019

CASTRO CALLS POLICING “STATE VIOLENCE” Words of Praise for Black Lives Matter, None for Work and Sacrifice of Police Officers.  San Antonio, TX – In a speech of more than 2,100 words, Julian Castro chose not to include even one word about the importance of public...

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SAPOA Press Release – Dec 20, 2018
SAPOA Press Release – Dec 20, 2018

DA PROSECUTORS LETTING POLICE OFFICERS DOWN SAPOA Hopes New DA Joe Gonzales Will Take Officer Assault Seriously San Antonio, TX – In a disturbing trend, on incident after incident, prosecutors in the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office have failed to bring charges...

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SAPOA Press Release – Dec 11, 2018
SAPOA Press Release – Dec 11, 2018

SAPOA SUES OVER CITY’S REFUSAL TO OBEY HUGE ARBITRATION DECISION City Refuses to Abide by Ruling Denying City Manager’s Decision to Civilianize Key Department San Antonio, TX – The San Antonio Police Officers Association (SAPOA) filed a lawsuit in District Court...

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SAPOA Press Release – Dec, 6, 2018
SAPOA Press Release – Dec, 6, 2018

CITY LOWERS HIRING STANDARDS FOR POLICE APPLICANTS New Employment Rules Threaten Integrity of SAPD, May Conflict with State Law San Antonio, TX – Today, the San Antonio Police Officers Association sent a letter to Mayor Nirenberg asking that he direct the Fire...

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SAPOA Press Release – Nov 30, 2018
SAPOA Press Release – Nov 30, 2018

MCMANUS SUED BY ATTORNEY GENERAL  Investigation Finds Police Chief Violated Texas Law San Antonio, TX – Today, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the City of San Antonio, Police Chief William McManus, and City Manager Sheryl Sculley, for...

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SAPOA Press Release – Nov 29, 2018:
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
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
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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