May 2013 Number of Community Networks
The original measurement, which counted the number of meetings, was only somewhat indicative of our progress towards becoming the safest big city in America. Therefore, San Antonio needed a measurement that more accurately measured direct participation in crime prevention initiatives. In response to this need, the San Antonio Police Department established a baseline for the number of citizens who are actually trained in Community Policing and Outreach Programs each year. These programs include the Citizen Police Academy, Public Safety Teams, Volunteers in Policing, Family Assistance Crisis Teams, and Citizens on Patrol.