Mr. Paul J. Chapa has served as the Assistant Vice President of Public Safety and Enterprise Risk Management for Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas since July 2009. In this position, Mr. Chapa serves as the Chief of Police and oversees Risk Management & Insurance, Environmental Health and Safety and Emergency Management divisions.
Chief Chapa responsibilities include providing leadership to multiple areas of the organization in police and security operations, department accreditation, Risk Management & Insurance, Environmental Health and Safety and Emergency Management compliance. Chief Chapa also serves as a member of the university’s crisis management team.
Prior to this position, Chief Chapa served as the Assistant Director of the Texas State University Police Department in San Marcos, Texas for seven years. In this position, Chief Chapa provided oversight and direction to the Patrol Division, Training Division, Investigations, Special Events Planning, Emergency Management, and the Community Awareness and Resource Team.
Chief Chapa also served as the department’s Public Information Officer.Chief Chapa has also served as a Patrol Sergeant with the St. Mary’s University Police Department in San Antonio, Texas for eleven years.Chief Chapa has received numerous national and international performance and recognition awards throughout his police career to include the most prestigious International Association Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, Award for Administrative Excellence. This award is in recognition of Chief Chapa’s distinguished service and exemplary conduct toward the improvement and professionalization of campus law enforcement.
Chief Chapa is also a recipient of the “Medalla de la Policia Nacional” presented by the Director General of the Panamanian National Police in recognition of his distinguished service to law enforcement.Chief Chapa has served as the National President for the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association and is also an active member of the National Latino Peace Officers Association, Texas Police Chiefs Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
A native of San Antonio, Texas, Chief Chapa holds a Bachelors Degree from Wayland Baptist University, a Master’s Degree from Texas State University, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 220.