Police Department Programs
For further Information on any of the following programs, call our non-emergency number at (210) 684-6557.
Citizen’s Police Advisory Committee
On May 17, 2016, the City of Leon Valley adopted City Ordinance Article 1.06 Police Department Citizen Advisory Committee. The committee serves as the liaison between the police department and the community on programs, ideas, and methods to improve the relationship between the department and our citizens. The committee has 13 members appointed by the Mayor and City Council, and come from residents and business owners in Leon Valley. The committee meets once monthly at City Hall. For dates of the next meeting please contact us at 210-684-6557.
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The Leon Valley Police Department is a close partner with the Marshall High School Law Enforcement and Police Explorer Programs. The Police Explorer program introduces 14-21 year old young adults to the law enforcement career field. They work closely with officers in training on police concepts, tactical skills, and law enforcement operations. They also partner with our department for special events and on Neighborhood Renewal Programs throughout our community.
For information on the Marshall Police Explorer Program, please contact Marshall High School at (210) 397-7100.
Blue Santa Program
The Leon Valley Police Department Blue Santa Program is designed to ensure the kids of Leon Valley and the surrounding communities have a joyful Christmas season. The Department works closely with local schools and day cares to identify children and families in need. Working with the community, they raise gifts and monies to provide Christmas gifts to the children and families in need. In 2016, the program provided gifts for 250 children, as well as held a Christmas Party with the kids and Santa Claus at our partner location Bandera Bowl.
Special Olympics San Antonio
The Police Department is a huge supporter of the Special Olympics of San Antonio and Texas programs. Each year officers raise monies, volunteer at the games, and participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run.
100 Club of San Antonio
The 100 Club of San Antonio is an organization that raises monies for the children of slain first responders who die in the line of duty. The leadership of our department set-up and execute a dinner fundraiser each year for the children supported by the club. This year the dinner served over 7000 plates and raised more than $70,000 for the children under the fund.
Drug Take Back Program
Several times throughout the year we team up with the Drug Enforcement Administration to accept and destroy old and unwanted prescription narcotics. Over the last few years we have helped take hundreds of pounds of drugs off the street, keeping them out of the hands of children and pets. Drugs may be dropped off throughout the year at the police station or fire department for destruction.
Citizens Police Academy
The Leon Valley Police Department conducts two Citizens Police Academies each year. These academies instruct civilians from our community on police topics such as: traffic stops, tactics, report writing, community relations, critical incidents, and shoot-don’t shoot scenarios. Please contact Officer Louis Farias at email@example.com if you are interested in the program.
The Leon Valley Police Department’s Bicycle Safety Program educates school children regarding the bicycle laws applicable in the State of Texas. They provide safety advice on riding bicycles, as well as discuss safety items that could save a child’s life in an accident. Officers also provide demonstrations and simple steps on how to maintain and care for a bicycle.
Children in Leon Valley are taught what to do when approached by strangers. Rules on what to do are discussed and "what if” situations are presented to ensure the children understand how they can be tricked by strangers.
Programs in Home Security, Personal Safety, Theft, and Fraud Prevention have been developed to address the unique needs of the elder citizens in the Leon Valley community. Officers work closely with the assisted living facilities, senior living apartments and families of seniors to ensure they are not victims of crime. The Leon Valley Police Department attends events involving seniors to stress safety and security in their community.
Presentations are available to teenage and adult groups on local and statewide statistics. In the presentations, our officers cover the present laws concerning Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Involuntary Manslaughter, and other traffic related crimes that can occur.
Our presentations are specifically designed to increase citizen-awareness of the possibility of crimes against persons. This class includes lectures, related films, and a group discussion. Circumstances that increase the possibility of being attacked are outlined and the proper preventative measures to be taken while at home or away are presented.
National Night Out
Each year the Department works closely with the community for National Night Out. Our community successfully held 13 events throughout the city with hundreds of citizens in attendance.