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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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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 investigation, a possible violation of the state’s “Sanctuary Cities Ban.” The AG’s Office received numerous inquiries regarding […]

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Message from the President

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 Ban.” The AG then sent a letter to City officials stating that he would […]

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Appeals Court Upholds SB 4, Ban on “Sanctuary Cities”

Last month, a federal appeals court upheld key provisions of Senate Bill 4, the law that creates civil penalties for government officials who limit local police enforcement of immigration laws and imposes criminal penalties for officials who don’t honor immigration detainer requests at jails. Despite the ruling, however, it appears some city leaders are heeding […]

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Law Enforcement, News, Police Officers, San Antonio Police Department, SAPD

A New Benefit to Support your Vision Needs

Beginning June 1, 2018, Ameritas will be the new administrator of the San Antonio Police and Fire Departments’ vision plan, providing you with access to the VSP network. There is no enrollment action necessary; this change will be automatic on the first of June. Some highlight and enhancements of your new vision plan include: $0 copay […]

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Police Officers, San Antonio Police Department

Consequences of Police Shortages

San Antonio is facing a police officer shortage, and we are not alone. Nationwide, many cities are beginning to feel the consequences of staffing shortages, which are caused by many factors, both in and out of the control of city leaders. Whatever the cause, a community with a police force strength that is not keeping […]

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San Antonio Police Department, SAPD

LEO Recruiting Efforts Prove to be Difficult

Police officer recruitment efforts are a tedious task. Now more than ever, recruiting, selecting, and retaining police officers is incredibly difficult. To boost recruitment efforts, The San Antonio Police Officers’ Association recently visited Austin, Texas to spread awareness on the lack of law enforcement officers in San Antonio. The San Antonio Police Department needs at […]

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SAPD

Police Chief Violations – Update #4

The last 5 of 20 SAPD General Manual policies violated by Police Chief William McManus on Dec. 23, 2017 when he released twelve undocumented immigrants into the City of San Antonio without properly and thoroughly identifying them. (Story here). The Chief and City Manager Sheryl Sculley say his actions were proper. ICE disagrees: “I would say it’s […]

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Police Chief Violations – Update #3

Four more SAPD General Manual policies violated by Police Chief William McManus on Dec. 23, 2017 when he released twelve undocumented immigrants into the City of San Antonio without properly and thoroughly identifying them. (Story here). City Manager Sheryl Sculley – the only official with authority to investigate – has said his actions were proper, but she’s […]

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