To apply for the San Antonio Police Department, submit the info requested to download the application. Keep the following in mind:

  • The application must be printed single sided.
  • The application and required documents must be submitted in person if you live within a 100 mile radius of San Antonio.
  • Applicants who live outside the 100 mile radius may mail in their application.  Read the application thoroughly for details.
  • The Applicant Processing office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, excluding holidays.
  • Proper attire should be worn when you submit your application and during processing. For men, this would be a shirt and tie. Women should wear conservative business clothing.

If you have any questions after reading through our sites FAQsHiring Process & Requirements please feel free to contact the Applicant Processing Detail at 210-207-7565.

  • I have read the Requirements, including the Qualifications and Disqualifications.
  • "Being on this department is similar to being on a sports team. We work together for a common goal."

    Officer Shanus Bennett
    Officer Shanus Bennett Recruiter
  • "My law enforcement career has had a series of special achievements and proud moments."

    Officer Yvonne Padilla
    Officer Yvonne Padilla Recruiter
  • "The bottom line, if you want to make a positive impact in the community, you came to the right place."

    Officer Mike Garza
    Officer Mike Garza Recruiter
  • "The San Antonio Police department has given me the opportunity to serve the community that myself and my family call home."

    Officer Matt Bernal
    Officer Matt Bernal Recruiter
  • “Joining SAPD was the culmination of a life long aspiration. I saw an opportunity at SAPD, not only to serve, but to serve and protect the community in which I live and have made my home and raised my children."

    Officer David Higgins
    Officer David Higgins Recruiter

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