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“If it draws on your heart to serve, it’s what you must do.”

Meet Officer Alonzio Hardin: Officer Alonzio Hardin knows that his job requires him to wear a lot of hats, but that’s one of the things he loves about it. Hardin, who grew up on San Antonio’s East Side is a father, a grandfather, a U.S. Army veteran, and he’s been with the San Antonio Police […]

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Challenges Police Officers Face With COVID-19

Right now, police departments all across the country are rising to the challenge of COVID-19 and working to promote and enforce new health and safety orders. In doing so,  police departments have had to adjust to new policies and restructure their patrolling protocols, all while ensuring officers stay safe themselves and minimize infections among their […]

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Vote – Your Voice Matters.

Register to Vote! Election Day is on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 and Early Voting starts on Tuesday, October 13, 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 members’ rights and benefits and to promote strong public […]

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“City Council attacks Chick-fil-A for having religious Christian values”

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SAPOA Press Release – Jan 15, 2019

SCULLEY & WALSH SPEND TAXPAYER MONEY TO COUNTERSUE SAPOA City Asks Court to Deny Legally Binding Arbitration Ruling  San Antonio, TX – On Monday, City Manager Sheryl Sculley and Deputy City Manager Erik Walsh, who oversees SAPD, countersued the San Antonio Police Officers’ Association (SAPOA), seeking to reject a December 2018 lawsuit filed by SAPOA […]

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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 to be removed at the officer’s expense. At the […]

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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 dinner will be served at 6:15-7:30 PM. Ticket […]

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DHS Report Contradicts Chief’s Statements on Human Smuggling Case

Mike Helle Email: pres@sapoa.org   Tel: 210.822.4428   DHS Report Contradicts Chief’s Statements on Human Smuggling Case Already under investigation by the Attorney General, DHS report raises more questions about Chief’s actions in 2017 human smuggling case. (San Antonio, TX, June 15, 2018) – A U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Investigative Report states that Chief […]

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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 who is “charged with a criminal offense or is under criminal investigation […]

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