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File #: 21-3319   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: City Council B Session
On agenda: 5/5/2021
Posting Language: Update on Police Services Review [Maria Villagomez, Deputy City Manager]
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DEPARTMENT: City Manager's Office


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Maria Villagomez, Deputy City Manager


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City Wide


SUBJECT: Update on Police Services Review Project

SUMMARY:

Mayor and City Council will receive an update on the Police Services Review Project.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
A framework for a review of Police Services was presented by the City Manager to the Mayor and City Council as part of the FY 2021 Budget process. This framework centered around addressing foundational issues, community expectations of the police department, community input and service alternatives.
On December 11, 2020 the City Manager provided a plan to review and analyze police service response over the next several months to the Mayor and City Council. The goal of this review is to distinguish between calls that require a traditional police response from those calls that may be better handled by another City department or combination of police and other service provider.
Foundational Issues
As part of the foundational issues that will be addressed, accountability and discipline are top priorities. These priorities are being addressed as part of the ongoing collective bargaining negotiations with the San Antonio Police Officers Association (SAPOA). The City Council was briefed on January 20th on the City's priorities for the collective bargaining negotiations. The City of San Antonio's negotiating team met with SAPOA 11 times since February. Both parties agreed at the start of the negotiations to meet and negotiate through April 19, 2021. The City and (SAPOA) agreed to extend collective bargaining negotiations through a 15-day extension through May 12, 2021.

Community Expectations of the Police Department
Part of this project focuses on understanding the community expectations of police services and develop response alternative recommendations to ensure police officers are placed in encounters that need a law enforcement response.
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