Fallen Officers
24 Jan
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148 Fallen Officers Reported in 2018, 12 in Texas

January 9th marked Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and the San Antonio Police Officers’ Association would like to take the time to honor the fallen officers of the past year. According to the Officer Down Memorial page, we lost a total of 148 officers in 2018. That is a small but concerning 6% rise from 2017 […]

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29 Oct
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5 Worst Things about Thanksgiving for Police Officers

Like you, police officers want nothing more than to be with their families on holidays, but that’s not always possible. Working any holiday can be tough, but Thanksgiving especially so, and overtime pay is no substitute for loved ones. Long work hours during the holidays can take a toll on our first responders, so this […]

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reduce the Impact of Stress on Law Enforcement Children
11 Sep
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The Unseen Impact of Stress on Law Enforcement Children

Children of law enforcement officer learn many life lessons through their loving parents in blue. As a child sees their parent suit up before a shift to make the community a safer space for everyone, the child learns what service to others is, the desire to protect, and what evil looks like. A law enforcement […]

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Back SA Blue - National Police Week
07 May
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Back the Blue During National Police Week

National Police Week 2018 kicks off on May 13th thru May 19th, 2018. Police week is the time when we remember our fallen officers and show appreciation for the men and women who are still risking their lives every day to serve and protect us. Events take place in cities all across the country with […]

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police officer stare
07 Feb
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An Officer’s Duties Go Beyond Protecting their Community

For today’s police officer, it’s no longer enough to just work in the community, they must be part of it. Becoming a visible and integral part of the community they serve benefits everyone involved. It’s no secret that police officers work hard to serve and protect, but many officers go above and beyond, by getting […]

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Police Officers Walking
04 Jan
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Celebrate Law Enforcement Appreciation Day!

On January 9th, 2018, to honor and support law enforcement officers nationwide, people all across the country will recognize and celebrate National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.). Every day, law enforcement officers risk their lives to protect the citizens of their local community. They do a tremendously difficult job in increasingly challenging environments. They don’t […]

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Police officer posing with kids from the explorer program
18 Jun
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Explorer Programs Help Kids Learn & Grow

Giving young people a chance to learn about what it takes to be a good police officer is the goal of the San Antonio Police Explorer Program. Designed specifically for young people between the ages of 14 and 21 and who are interested in law enforcement, the Explorer Program serves both to give them an […]

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01 Mar
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Get Involved with Blue Cares

In 1978, the San Antonio Police Officers’ Association (SAPOA) founded Blue Cares, our community outreach program. Through Blue Cares, police officers have been donating their time towards causes that benefit our city’s underprivileged children and families. Now, we invite you to join in those efforts to make the city of San Antonio a better place […]

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02 Feb
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Show your Support for Local Law Enforcement

New Back SA Blue merchandise is now available! Show your support for San Antonio law enforcement by filling out the required information on our website and choosing the items you’d like to pick up. Also, don’t hesitate to leave a comment on why you Back SA Blue! Get your merchandise while supplies last. In a […]

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San Antonio Police Car
14 Dec
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Be Courteous to First Responders this Holiday Season

Imagine working on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or New Year’s Eve, and your job duties include protecting the citizens of your community and reducing crime, all at the risk of your own life. Those are the duties of first responders, including police officers who, during the holidays, must respond to an increase of calls concerning […]

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