SAPD Careers Salary Calculator


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  • Field Training Officer
  • Field Training Officer
    A Field Training Officer (FTO) is an experienced or senior member of the San Antonio Police Department who is responsible for the training and evaluation of fellow officers.
  • Instructor
  • Instructor
    Certified by State of Texas.
  • Standby
  • Standby
    (SWAT, K-9, Bomb Squad, Bomb Squad alts, Meth Lab Certified, Crisis Negotiators)
  • Helicopter Unit
  • Helicopter Unit
    A member of this unit provides air support to the San Antonio Police Department. Its purpose is to provide aerial surveillance, transport, search and rescue, etc.
  • Drug Recognition Expert
  • Drug Recognition Expert
    A drug recognition expert or drug recognition evaluator (DRE) is a police officer trained to recognize impairment in drivers under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
  • Peace Officer
    Peace Officer
    This increase is based on education, time and grade.
    • Basic
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
    • Masters
  • “I decided to join SAPD to give back to my community and have a helping hand in creating a safer environment for San Antonio.”

    Officer Sara Munoz
    Officer Sara Munoz Recruiter
  • “I greatly enjoy what I do and it is a very rewarding experience.”

    Officer Gregory Hovis
    Officer Gregory Hovis Recruiter
  • "It's awesome when little girls run up to me exited to see an officer who looks like they do. It reminds them not to limit themselves or let themselves be limited by anybody else."

    Officer Rickeesia Moore
    Officer Rickeesia Moore Recruiter
  • “My goal as a recruiter is to turn the dream of being a San Antonio Police Officer into a reality.”

    Officer Matthew Bernal
    Officer Matthew Bernal Recruiter
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