File a Police Report:
The San Antonio Police Department conducts Cellular On Patrol (C.O.P.) classes on a regular basis.
The Board of Directors highly recommends community residents to attend these classes. During this training, officers will emphasize highly that criminal incidents need to be reported to SAPD every time and a police report completed.
Some homeowner victims feel that it is a waste of time in that the culprit won’t be found anyway. SAPD staffing and manpower allocations are largely determined by the volume of crime patrol areas experience. They maintain a data base reflecting the locations and type of crimes. When incidents are routinely reported by homeowners, the data base better reflects the patrol needs and surveillance needs for that area which in turn drives officer allocation by the SAPD Administrators.
So, when you hear of incidents in our neighborhood or near by, encourage the victims to file a police report.