SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – Sheriff Javier Salazar is taking steps towards reducing the number of Deputies that have been arrested in recent months.

On Monday, he announced a Department Psychologist. Dr. Brandi Burque who has a significant history of working with law enforcement officers. During her introduction, she talked about a stress management program she developed with the help of San Antonio Police Officers.

“They do a lot for our communities and they also deserve the best as well, in order to maintain their performance on the job. But also their health and wellness at home.”

Sheriff Salazar says when Deputies and other department employees run into trouble, simply terminating and arresting them is a one dimensional approach.

“It’s not as effective as if you’re attacking it on several fronts.”

23 Deputies were arrested in 2018.

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