SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Sheriff's Office on Monday unveiled its community and internal liaison program.
The new program aims to designate BCSO community liaisons to establish a working relationship with culturally-specific communities in Bexar County.
Liaison deputies will help establish and maintain communication with the community and the Sheriff's Office, assist victims and/or witnesses in their community with understanding the investigation process and educate BCSO staff on each community's cultural beliefs and protocols.
"With that vision of the liaison program, what we want to do with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, we wanted it to reflect, be a direct reflection of the community," said Sgt. Stephanie Flores, a liason deputy.
Communities which will have liaisons include:
- Hispanic community
- African-American community
- Asian/Pacific Islander community
- Native American community
- LGBTQ+ community
- Faith-based community
- Jewish community
- Muslim community
- Senior citizens community
- Special needs community
- Military community