Central Substation & SAFFE Unit

SAPD Central Substation

The Central Service Area is rich in families, community, and culture. The ever-growing infrastructure has family friendly attractions like:

  • Cattleman Square
  • Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

Within the Central Service Area, active neighborhoods include:

  • Monte Vista
  • West End Hope in Action 


Each substation includes a San Antonio Fear Free Environment (SAFFE) Unit with officers assigned to specific streets or neighborhoods. SAFFE officers work with residents, businesses, community leaders, and patrol officers to help prevent crimes before they happen. SAFFE officer duties include:

  • Identify and resolve problems
  • Act as liaisons with other City agencies
  • Participate in school and youth outreach programs
  • Coordinate graffiti removal
  • Provide crime prevention resources to residents