Serving ourCommunity

We are YOUR San Antonio Park Police Officers.

Protecting San Antonio.  Protecting our Parks and Greenways.  Always on call, always on duty.

Our Goals

The San Antonio Park Police Officers Association (SAPPOA) was founded to represent the men and women who wear the badge of a Park Police Officer.  Together, our organization strives to represent and preserve the pay and benefits earned through selfless service to our community.


Represent Park Police Officers and their families to protect their pay and benefits.


Engage the community through projects and community service to bring awareness to the mission of Park Police and its members.


Protect the families of Park Police Officers as their loved ones work to serve San Antonio.

Who We Are

We are the professional organization that helps you strengthen your commitment.

The San Antonio Park Police Officers Association is committed to representing the courageous individuals who tirelessly serve the city of San Antonio as part of the San Antonio Park Police. As a non-profit organization, we are dedicated to supporting our members and nurturing strong ties within our community.


In Memory of our Fallen

The San Antonio Park Police Officers’ Association wish to express our deepest appreciation to the survivors of these dedicated and brave members of our family.

The courage of our fallen brothers and sisters has kept the San Antonio community safe. They sacrificed so others may raise their families in peace. In doing so, they left behind a legacy of service and pride.

This Memorial Wall, while a small gesture, is meant to keep their memories alive and to remind visitors to this site that the job of a San Antonio Park Police Officer is never without danger. They put on their uniforms and went to work. They answered the call. For that, we owe them a lifetime of gratitude and respect.

To the families of the fallen, we offer our love and support. We will never forget. We will honor their service by keeping these officers in our thoughts every day we put the badge on and head to work.

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” -John 15:13

Officer Jay Vincent Pena

End of Watch Sunday, September 26, 2021

Officer Doug Rivers

End of Watch Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Patrolman Paul M. Pytel

End of Watch Sunday, July 31st, 1994

Honoring our commitment

San Antonio Park Police Mission Statement

We are an organization of dedicated Law Enforcement professionals, united in our commitment of service to our community and Pledged to the protection of our citizens, visitors and natural resources. 

In honoring our commitment, we vow to vigorously defend the rights of all persons, safeguard the ideals of Freedom and Justice without bias, and accomplish our duties in keeping with the highest of ethical standards.

Latest SAPPOA News

Career Opportunities

Become a San Antonio Park Police Officer

  • $2,500 hiring incentive upon academy completion
  • New pay rate recently introduced

We Value Our Partners

SAPPOA fosters relationships with other agencies, local businesses and communities. Click their logo to visit their website for more information.


Our Leadership Team

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Anthony Aguirre

Vice President

Jose Narro