With Veteran's Day coming up next month, the San Antonio Police Department wants to acknowledge and honor our military heroes, both past and present. The military veterans we will be featuring here either have served or are currently serving in the United States military AND are also members of SAPD. Their dedication, selfless service, and sacrifice are a testament to who they are what they represent. We are proud to have you walk the halls of the San Antonio Police Department and serve the citizens of this country and now our community. We Salute You!
Our first veteran to feature is Detective Bacarreza . . . in his words:
Experiences and training gained through the military have helped ease my transition into a law enforcement career. For one, it helped prepare me for the Police Academy. The Police Academy is structured similar to initial military training, except one gets to go home at night. Non-prior military/police learn to march, perform facing movements, and work as part of a team, among other training and discipline items. My military background has helped in giving me the confidence and presence of mind needed to be a great police officer. My intelligence background in the military has also assisted in giving me the tools and experience needed to be a great detective/investigator. An intangible I like from the military is the camaraderie shared amongst the troops. That same camaraderie is also present within our department.
Det. David Bacarreza #2026
U.S. Air Force Reserve - Intelligence Officer (Jul. 2011 – Present) - Air Transportation (May 2005 – Jul. 2011) ... See MoreSee Less
SAPD Careers at Texas A&M University-San Antonio Campus Activities Board
At the Texas A&M University-San Antonio Career Fair running into Dallas Police Department Recruiting. We enjoy having our brothers in blue here for a little competition! If you are near by, come and find out how you can become one of San Antonio's Finest! #SAPDAlwaysHiring ... See MoreSee Less