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
  • "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
  • “As a Police officer, you may never know it, but you have the opportunity to impact someone’s life in a positive way ”.

    Officer Claudia Torres
    Officer Claudia Torres 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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