Victim and Witness Information

The University of Texas at San Antonio Police Department is committed to the development, implementation and continuation of appropriate victim/witness services. It is our goal to create good rapport between law enforcement professionals and those persons within our society who have been directly affected by crime.

The code of Criminal Procedure, Chapter 56, subchapter a, provides basic rights for victims of violent crime. To the best of the Department’s ability, the University of Texas at San Antonio Police shall provide these rights to victims of violent and non-violent crime.

Crime Victim’s Liaison Officer (Victim/Witness Assistance Coordinator): The Crime Prevention Unit Supervisor is designated to establish and maintain a positive working relationship between our agency and the Texas Attorney General’s Office regarding victim/witness assistance programs an may be reached at 210.458.6250 or 24-hours a day at 210.458.4242 (UTSA-PD Dispatch).

Protective Order Information: The Crime Prevention Unit of the UTSA Police Department can assist victims of domestic violence in obtaining a protective order. For more information about what a protective order is go to the Bexar County District Attorney's web site.


Contact the following agencies if you need shelter immediately. At SAMM and Salvation Army shelters, caseworkers are available from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Shelter Name/Location Telephone Contact
Battered Women's Shelter of Bexar County
(Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc.)
SAMM Shelter: 5454 Blanco Rd
(San Antonio Metropolitan Ministry)

Salvation Army Social Services: 910 North Flores 352-2020
Children's Emergency Shelter of San Antonio: 2939 W. Woodlawn Ave
(for 0-12 years old)
The Bridge: 3103 West Ave
(6-17 yrs; counseling, short/long-term placements, runaways, assessments)
Veterans Service Center: 611 North Flores
(homeless veterans only)
Catholic Worker House: 626 Nolan 224-7736