Support Services is under the supervision of Assistant Chief David Howard. Support Service encompasses all the behind the scenes and special programs offered by the San Angelo Police Department to include all the Adminstrative obligations, maintenance and purchasing.
The Drug Resistance Education and Mentoring Program was developed by the San Angelo Police Department in 2008 to address local needs and concerns affecting the youth in our community. Topics such as drug abuse and resistance, bullying, internet safety, and peer pressure are just some of the subjects presented by uniformed officers. Currently two officers teach approximately 1,000 5th grade students each year in public and private schools throughout San Angelo.
The goal of the IT section is to oversee and maintain the technological infrastructure to better serve the officers of the department and citizens of San Angelo. All computer maintenance, software implementation and web development is handled within the departments' IT section. The IT section is also involved in the research, procurement and implementation of new technologies as it applies to law enforcement.
The Crime Prevention section is part of the Community Services program of the Police Department and is dedicated to providing information and tips to better protect the citizens of San Angelo against burglaries, theft, assault, fraud and other crimes. Crime prevention officers research and present programs to individuals and groups to raise awareness about home, vehicle and personal safety and to businesses to raise awareness about shoplifting & fraud, workplace violence, robbery and burglaries. Citizens can contact the crime prevention section to have security surveys performed at their home or business at no charge. The officer will make recommendations on landscaping, lighting, locks, doors, windows, etc to improve the overall security. Crime prevention officers can also assist in creating neighborhood watch programs in your neighborhood.
For further information or to set up an appointment/program, please contact (325) 657-4331.
The Records section is responsible for storing, indexing and disseminating records produced by police officers in the course of their duties. All of the reports generated by calls may be accessed through the Record Section. Arrest records and sex offender registration records are housed here and sales permits, taxi permits, criminal history clearance records and fingerprints may also be obtained from the Record Section. The Records Section is open for business Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.
Recruiting and Background
The Recruiting Officer of the San Angelo Police Department is responsible for identifying all possible recruiting events and opportunities. This officer will then address the recruiting efforts through advertisements, media, printed materials, and internet. Recruiting is done year round and is considered a priority by Chief Carter in order to keep staffing at it’s fullest. The Recruiting Officer works closely with potential applicants to assist them through the hiring process.
The Community Services Background Investigation Officers of the San Angelo Police Department are responsible for the processing of all the department applicants, for both civilian and police officer positions. Testing, background investigations, and interviews are conducted and or coordinated from this office. For more information, contact (325) 657-4331.
Volunteers in Policing
Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) is a program that provides an opportunity for the San Angelo citizens to become involved with and to assist their police department through volunteer activities. This program recruits citizens to perform a variety of tasks within the department to support the efforts of sworn and civilian personnel. VIPS volunteers work in a wide variety of positions and their assignments are based on the personal preference of the volunteer as well as on training provided by the department. Tasks include but are not limited to:
- Calling victims of unassigned cases and noting additional information
- Sorting case jackets
- Working with Crime Stoppers
- Researching articles of criminal evidence that are being held in evidence
- Shredding police files to comply with orders of destruction
- Calling outstanding warrants
- Data Entry
- Enforcing disabled parking laws
Crime Victims Assistance
Innocent victims of violent crimes (including assault, family violence, sexual assault, stalking, etc.) may apply for reimbursement of eligible expenses incurred as a result of the crime, such as medical bills, counseling, and lost wages, from the Crime Victims’ Compensation Division of the Texas Attorney General’s Office. For more information, or for assistance in applying, call (325) 657-4331. You may also call this number to inquire into the status of the investigation into your case.
Public Safety Communications
The mission of San Angelo Public Safety Communications is to provide a quality and professional communications link between the citizens we serve and the public safety agencies who respond.
The San Angelo Public Safety Communications Department is located at 323 E. Beauregard in San Angelo, Texas. They are the answering point for all 911-Emergency calls made within Tom Green County, Texas. The SAPSC is operated 365 days a year. It's Staff consists of highly skilled and motivated personnel using the latest tools and technology in public safety to answer emergency and non-emergency calls and perform dispatch services for Police, Fire, and Ambulance services.
Lt. Tim Pucci
Sgt. Chris Carpenter