Assistant Chief Jason Rodriguez is a 12-year veteran of the Dallas Independent School District Police Department, with over 20 combined years of military and law enforcement experience. He holds prior service as a municipal city police officer and was a combat medic in the U.S. Army Reserve. He currently serves the department as commander over Criminal Investigations, Internal Affairs and Emergency Management Division.
He progressively promoted through the ranks. Previous command assignments include Patrol Division, School Resource Officer, Training Division, Personnel, Recruiting, Gang Unit, Traffic Enforcement, Property Room, Field Training, Special Response Team and Campus Crime Stoppers. He was individually selected by the Chief of Police to provide interim oversight of the Dallas ISD Professional Standards Office, while the unit searched for new leadership.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master’s in Business Administration. Chief Rodriguez is a graduate of the prestigious Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He is also a graduate of the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, Leadership Command College, and the Caruth Police Institute Executive Leadership Series.
He is involved in many facets of police training, including Leadership Development, Missing and Exploited Children, Child Abuse Investigations and Human Trafficking. He is an adjunct faculty instructor at Caruth Police Institute, and serves as a guest lecturer on contemporary criminal justice issues. Chief Rodriguez holds a Master Peace Officer License and is a certified Advanced Police Instructor. He has a passion for speaking, developing others under his command, and engaging the community. He was asked to speak at the Dallas Crimes Against Children Conference, attended by more than 3,900 professionals from around the world.
By his efforts to establish an interagency agreement, he is the lead liaison between his department and the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. He has received numerous commendations for his law enforcement service to the community, including from United States Congressman John Ratcliffe and Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez.
He volunteered his time to coordinate with the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S. KIDS) annual event in Washington, D.C., caring for those children who lost a parent, killed in the line of duty. He is a proud City of Dallas native and an active civic member, supporting revitalization of the local community. He was recently accepted into the Dallas Regional Chamber's 42nd Leadership Dallas Class; joining the ranks of powerful leadership alumni.
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