San Antonio Police Department
Helping The Police

Welcome to our newest community safety project: Citizen Observer

There is no limit to what we can accomplish if we all work together, stay alert and stay connected!

San Antonio Police Department Alert Network

Instantaneous and proactive communication from local law enforcement to you!
The Alert Network allows the San Antonio Police Department to instantly update you about crimes, emergencies and other important information.

All Alerts are delivered via e-mail and are also available via text message on your cell phone.

  • Citizen Alerts inform all registered users of public safety concerns in your area. The Alerts contain information about crime trends, descriptions of suspects, missing persons, as well as advice on personal safety, and how to safeguard property.
  • Business Alerts are targeted to specific business types, so your business will receive information about crimes that are pertinent to your business type. 
  • Case Alerts allow law enforcement to automatically disseminate information about open cases to all registered Citizen Observer users.
  • Watch Group Alerts allow law enforcement to send targeted alerts to specific neighborhoods with information about crimes that are happening in their immediate area.

Secure Two-Way Communication between the public and local law enforcement
Possibly the biggest benefit of the Alert Network is the way it makes possible two-way communication between law enforcement and the public.

  • Law Enforcement can update citizens on situations that require their attention.
  • As we the public learn about fugitives, missing persons and unsolved cases, we can provide tips directly to the agency.

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Tip Reporting

SAPD Tip411 - Anonymous Tip Form or Text Message
(in case of emergency, call 911)

To send an anonymous tip to SAPD via the web click on Submit a Tip below or text message the keyword SATIP and your message to 847411 (tip411).

Submit a Tip

Cold Case Tip Line

The San Antonio Police Department needs your assistance in solving these Unsolved Homicide Cold Cases. If you have information that might be useful, Please call the San Antonio Police Department COLD CASE TIP LINE anytime day or night at 210-207-7401, or you can call 210-207-7635 or 210-207-7484, or call 210-224-STOP (Crime Stoppers).

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Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is the most common form of modern-day slavery. Estimates place the number of its domestic and international victims in the millions, mostly females and children enslaved in the commercial sex industry for little or no money. The term human trafficking usually conjures up images of young girls beaten and abused in faraway places, like Eastern Europe, Asia, or Africa. Actually, human trafficking happens locally in cities and towns, both large and small, throughout the United States, right in citizens' backyards.

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