No certification of the list to the Commission prior to processing or appointment shall be required. The Commission shall receive reports on the progress and status of the eligibility list.
The San Antonio Police Department has a Modified Training Academy for current or prior law enforcement officers who have served at least two years of service as a full-time, paid police officer in a patrol function. Law Enforcement Officers must meet the Modified Academy requirements as well as all pre-employment eligibility requirements and suitability requirements. There is a $7,500 hiring bonus offered to those appointed to the Modified Academy Class.
Applicants are also required to complete all steps in the hiring process. This is not a lateral transfer program but a modified version of academy training. The Modified Training Academy will be approximately 16 weeks compared to a non-TCOLE certified academy which is 32 weeks. Modified Academy Cadets will be required to maintain the same physical and academic standards as required in the traditional academy. Graduates of the Modified Academy will be placed into a Field Training Program after successful completion of the academy.
"Being on this department is similar to being on a sports team. We work together for a common goal."
"My law enforcement career has had a series of special achievements and proud moments."
"The bottom line, if you want to make a positive impact in the community, you came to the right place."
"The San Antonio Police department has given me the opportunity to serve the community that myself and my family call home."