Bexar County Sheriff’s Office

At A Glance

Total number of agency personnel: 1,574
Sworn: 1,242
Civilian: 332

Total population served: 2 million

Jurisdiction: Bexar County, Texas

Program Highlights

  • Utilizes a Specialized Multidisciplinary Alternative Response Team (SMART) to respond to calls where a person is in crisis.
    • SMART is made up of two teams working in tandem; one consisting of two sworn officers, the other is staffed by civilians (a medical EMT and a licensed clinician).
    • There is also a follow-up arm to the operation, consisting of a peer support specialist and a care manager who contact all individuals who have interacted with the SMART co-responder unit.
    • Dispatch plays a vital role in SMART’s deployment, and personnel are trained to deploy SMART only to nonviolent mental health calls where their impact can be greatest.
  • Operates a mental health infirmary, dedicated mental health units, and a Detention Mental Health Evaluation team within the Bexar County Jail.

SMART Website


Lieutenant Angela Freveletti
Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
200 N. Comal SATX 78207

Kellie Burnam
STCC Program Manager
South Texas Advisory Council (STRAC)
7500 US Highway 90 West, STE 200
SATX 78227