Welcome to the Armed Volunteer Crime Deterrence Unit

DUTY HONOR COURAGE

Who we are

The CDU

Founded by an Infantry combat veteran having worked on Personal Security Details, both in the Army during combat in Iraq and as a Security Contractor, our members are former military combat veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, as well as former law enforcement officers.


Together we train our civilian volunteers to standard, thereby creating an effective, well armed deterrent capable of conducting operations with the effect of nearly eliminating property crime in a given geographical area. 

Our Mission

Exercising our individual, natural and constitutionally guaranteed rights as citizens of Texas and the United States of America, we don't just fight against crime, we endeavor to stop it throughout the NW San Antonio area..


Many of us fought the enemy overseas. We're not going to stand by and watch our own people be victimized when we know how to handle the situation.


We don't enforce the law or provide access control, we protect property rights via Openly Armed Presence Patrols.

You Can Help

We are a volunteer organization. Our operations don't cost area residents anything. However, training and executing Criminal Deterrence Operations, such as Presence Patrols and providing individual protection details when requested and necessary, does cost money.


Donations help us out in reducing our out-of-pocket costs. We very much appreciate any donations in any amount from our supporters to help offset the cost of our operations.


You can easy donate to us by clicking the "DONATE" button above, or by copying and pasting the following link into your browser:


paypal.me/CDUdonations


Thank y'all kindly.

Information & Clarifications

Volunteer Services

We are a member of the National Neighborhood Watch - A Division of the National Sheriffs' Association.


We provide Presence Patrols, Personal Security Details and Property Protection Details in emergencies at request, based on availability.


We are not a police organization, nor are we an employer of security officers or anyone else. We do not "enforce the law" or provide access control. We are a group of individuals operating together toward a common goal: To Help Stop People From Being Victimized

Because we are not a commercial operation, rather we are all-volunteer, there is no charge for anything we provide. We deeply appreciate donations toward the cost of our operations, because being all-volunteer doesn't make operations free for us.


Unlike officially sanctioned neighborhood watches or volunteer patrols, whom only patrol in a single neighborhood, do not operate daily or even often or regularly, don't uniform themselves and don't use weapons and equipment (in fact most get a small amount of money per member to pay for things like cell phone carriers and t-shirts or hats from their HOAs) we operate daily in several neighborhoods, are not supported in any way by HOAs at this time and use a lot of equipment & supplies as a part of being sufficiently and properly prepared for the situation and our operations. Fuel being a huge expense, regarding lengthy mobile patrols.


Additionally and also unlike any other sanctioned neighborhood watch or volunteer patrol, we train regularly. This includes training in various areas, to include weapons training, i.e. marksmanship, transitioning and live fire drills, as well as tactical handcuffing, felony arrest techniques and classes on Title I Article 14 and Title II, Chapter 9 of the Texas Penal Code.


Training areas cost money, as does ammunition and travel to and from training areas, so unlike these other local volunteer organizations, what we do does cost money, the vast majority of which comes out of our own pockets, because we believe in the mission.

In fact, one could say we are not even the same kind of organization that these neighborhood watches and sanctioned unarmed volunteer "patrols" are. We are a breed apart from all of that, considering our mission, experience and our willingness to sacrifice for our homes and the people we see as our neighbors in NW San Antonio. We're all in this together, so patrolling our own neighborhoods just doesn't seem proper.


To that end, our members are from various neighborhoods and we share the burden of patrolling these areas with each other, working together to fight crime.

Why Bother? And What Authority Do We Have Anyway?

Why bother? Because we give a damn. We believe theft and victimization of innocents is wrong and we realize Law Enforcement is undermanned and overwhelmed with tasks, so much so they simply don't have the time to be the personal bodyguards and Personal Security Details for everyone in our area and our neighborhoods. They never have, and they never will. We recognize that, as they do, so we endeavor to assist, acting as a force multiplier regarding the ability to address theft, burglary and violent crime in our area.


We support their efforts to fight crime and stop victimization. We wish they had more time to spend in our neighborhoods and general area on patrol to act as a effective deterrent to crime, but we understand the position they're in.


The vast majority of LEOs we speak with support our efforts. One saying,

"It's nice to have more guns pointed in the right direction, with so many pointed the wrong way now."


We can understand that and we agree. 


We were asked once by a certain LEO on duty, whom did not seem to appreciate our efforts as much and will remain unnamed, a question while we were in the middle of a mounted/dismounted Presence Patrol as we passed him making contact with a citizen,


"How far are you willing to go to protect other people's property".


My answer was simple, "as far as we need to."


We've been asked repeatedly by those believing we have no authority to operate, those that simply don't know their own rights, they don't understand the Texas Occupational Code and/or the Texas Penal Code,


"Under what authority do y'all operate?"


Again, a simple answer for anyone that knows the law and their TPCs.


We operate under the authority of Texas Penal Code Title I, Chapter 14, ARREST WITHOUT A WARRANT, Article 14.01, Paragraph (a) OFFENSES WITHIN VIEW, Title II, Chapter 9, Subchapters A., GENERAL PROVISIONS, B., JUSTIFICATION GENERALLY, C., PROTECTION OF PERSONS and D., PROTECTION OF PROPERTY. Primarily Sections 9.21, PUBLIC DUTY, 9.22, NECESSITY, 9.31, SELF DEFENSE, 9.32 DEADLY FORCE IN DEFENSE OF PERSON, 9.33, DEFENSE OF A THIRD PERSON, 9.42 DEADLY FORCE TO PROTECT PROPERTY, and 9.43, PROTECTION OF THIRD PERSON'S PROPERTY.


Finally, we operate under the authority we all have as citizens via rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the State of Texas and under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.


To clarify, we operate under the Rule of Law (not ROE) and with the authority that comes along with being a citizen of the State of Texas and the United States of America.

Contact Us

Interested In Volunteering Or Requesting We Patrol Your Area? Please specify below. Thanks!

We're always looking for motivated volunteers!

If you're willing and able to meet our standards, follow our SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and be available for patrols or to respond to emergencies, we want you!

Armed Volunteer Crime Deterrence Unit

Culebra Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78251, United States

(818) 732-9258

Hours

Administrative Contact

Monday - Saturday: 11am - 5pm

Sunday: Closed


Operational Hours - 24/7

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