San Antonio at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations

Full-time law enforcement staff, San Antonio Police Department

  • 2,373 Officers
  • 753 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 1.62 San Antonio
  • 2.4 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
  • 2.2 National average

These figures reflect the San Antonio Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding for San Antonio

Data was last updated May 29, 2023


We identified over $35.7M in federal grant funding, FY 2014-2024

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: San Antonio
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$2,178,947.00 1/1/2023
12/31/2024
CITY OF SAN ANTONIO THE HIDTA PROGRAM REDUCES ILLICIT DRUG SUPPLY BY AIDING FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND TRIBAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. PERFORMANCE IS MEASURED BY DISMANTLING/DISRUPTING DRUG TRAFFICKING AND MONEY LAUNDERING ORGANIZATIONS AND IMPROVING EFFECTIVENESS OF THE INITIATIVES. Executive Office of the President Office of the National Drug Control Policy 95.001 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program Prime
$1,944,605.00 1/1/2022
12/31/2023
CITY OF SAN ANTONIO THE HIDTA PROGRAM REDUCES ILLICIT DRUG SUPPLY BY AIDING FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND TRIBAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. PERFORMANCE IS MEASURED BY DISMANTLING/DISRUPTING DRUG TRAFFICKING AND MONEY LAUNDERING ORGANIZATIONS AND IMPROVING EFFECTIVENESS OF THE INITIATIVES. Executive Office of the President Office of the National Drug Control Policy 95.001 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program Prime
$171,600.00 9/1/2021
8/31/2023
CITY OF SAN ANTONIO SAN ANTONIO, TX DE-ESCALATION TRAINING PROJECT Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions 16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants Prime
$334,000.00 9/1/2021
8/31/2024
CITY OF SAN ANTONIO THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO SOUTHWEST TEXAS REGIONAL FUSION CENTER PROJECT WILL FUND AN INTELLIGENCE ANALYST, LICENSE PLATE READERS, LIGHT POLE CAMERAS, SOFTWARE LICENSING RENEWALS, INTELLIGENCE GATHERING SERVICES AND TOOLS, AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STAFF LOCATED WITHIN THE SOUTHWEST TEXAS REGION… Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency 97.067 Homeland Security Grant Program Sub

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Military equipment transfers


We were unable to locate any military equipment transfers for this location using the LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies database published by the Defense Logistics Agency. It is possible that this location has acquired military equipment for policing via other sources or programs.

Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data last updated July 17, 2023


Settlements

We identified 2 publicly reported settlements that resulted in $916,297.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2022

The City of San Antonio will pay $466,300 to the family and the estate of Jesse Aguirre, who died after three police officers put their weight on him for over five minutes in 2013 and three additional minutes passed before they rendered medical aid.

After Aguirre left a one-vehicle wreck in 2013, police officers responded, approached him, flipped him over a median onto the ground, put their weight on him for five and a half minutes, and waited an additional three minutes before giving him medical aid. The family originally filed suit back in 2015. The medical examiner in this case ruled Aguirre’s cause of death as “positional asphyxiation” and “excited delirium.” The latter term is overwhelmingly used in police custody deaths, although the medical examiner did rule Aguirre’s death a homicide. The settlement came after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals had determined that SAPD officers were not entitled to qualified immunity in the case.

Compensation
$466,300.00
2022

The family of Antronie Scott settled a lawsuit against the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) for $450,000 after Scott was killed by Officer John Lee.

Scott, a Black man, was unarmed when he was killed by Officer Lee on February 4, 2016. Lee alleged that he believed Scott was holding a firearm, but Scott was only holding a cell phone. Lee was never criminally charged for Scott’s killing, and he left the SAPD in 2020.

Compensation
$449,997.00