SAPD and Business Community

San Antonio Police Department Recipient of 2015 Matthew Simeone Award

Matthew Simeone Award

The ASIS International’s Law Enforcement Liaison Council and the ASIS Foundation have awarded the 2015 Matthew Simeone Award for Public Private Partnership Excellence to the “Business Against Theft Network” or BAT-NET, established by the San Antonio Police Department. ASIS International is a global community of security practitioners.

The Simeone Award, first established in 2011, recognizes outstanding achievement by a public agency and private organization that partner to address crime prevention, antiterrorism, public safety issues and other difficult challenges.

“Matthew Simeone was a leader within both the public and private sector. His unselfish actions created a model of cooperation between public and private sectors. The model helped to bring forth an environment of trust and cooperation among so many working to keep our communities safe” stated Dwight A. Holcomb, CPP, chair of the LELC’s Matthew Simeone Award Selection Committee.

ASIS President Dave Tyson, CPP presented the award at the ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2015) at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.


Businesses Against Theft NETwork.

BAT-NET Alert List

Please sign up for the BAT-NET e-mail Alert List!

BAT-NET is a Business Crime Alert Program Provided by the San Antonio Police Department for Businesses in the San Antonio Area. Originally focusing on shoplifting and internal theft problems of businesses, BAT-NET has now expanded to include all crimes that affect both large and small businesses in San Antonio. These include robbery, fraud & scams, hot checks, embezzlement, property loss, and a wide range of business-related crimes.

BAT-NET provides
  • Basic Business Crime Prevention Information available for all businesses and the general public to view and utilize.
  • Two-way communication between the police and businesses concerning current business crime alerts, suspect descriptions and photos, BAT-NET meetings, and other messages of interest. Through Meetings and Classes, police officers can notify BAT-NET Members about Known Theft Rings, Ring Method of Operation, Known Criminals Targeting Businesses, plus information on Anti-Theft/Anti-Crime Programs and Activities, and on Successful Crime Prevention Techniques used by other businesses.

The BAT-NET Program is FREE and open to San Antonio Business Loss Prevention representatives (larger businesses), business owners and operators (smaller businesses), school district police officers, other local law enforcement officers, SAPD officers, and VIP personnel assigned to this project.

  • A forum to express business crime-prevention needs.
  • A forum to promote "Appropriate Sentencing" for offenders.
  • An opportunity to improve liaison with the Bexar County District Attorney's Office.
  • An opportunity to network with others with similar interests and concerns.
BAT-NET Meetings

Meetings occur on the third Thursday of each month at the San Antonio Police Department, Public Safety Headquarters Building located at 315 South Santa Rosa.

Date Topic Sponsor(s)
January 18, 2018 Crime Recap 2017 Marriott River Center
February 15, 2018 Sex Trafficking Dollar General                           
March 15, 2018 Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response STMA
April 19, 2018 SAR's Whataburger
May 17, 2018 Mental Health San Antonio Tourism
June 21, 2018 Auto Burglaries/Theft & Central Property Crime Hilton Palacio Del Rio
July 19, 2018 Bank Robbery Prevention & Preparedness RBFCU
August 16, 2018 Round Table/Open Topic Frost Bank
September 20, 2018 Elder Fraud James Avery
October 18, 2018 TSA Money Mart Pawn & Jewelry
November 15, 2018 Robbery-Personal Safety at place of work CPS Energy
December 20, 2018 Financial Crimes and Trends Credit Human