Paul ChapaChief of Police/Asst. Vice President Trinity University

Paul Chapa has served as the Asst VP of Public Safety and Enterprise Risk Management for Trinity Univ in San Antonio, TX, since July 2009. He serves as the Chief of Police and oversees Risk Management & Insurance, Environmental Health & Safety and Emergency Management divisions. Chief Chapa’s responsibilities include providing leadership to multiple areas of the organization in police & security operations, department accreditation, Risk Management & Insurance, Environmental Health & Safety and Emergency Management compliance. He also serves on the university’s crisis management team.

Prior to this position, Chief Chapa served as Asst Dir of the Texas State Univ Police Dept in San Marcos, TX, for seven years. There he provided oversight and direction to the Patrol Division, Training Division, Investigations, Special Events Planning, Emergency Management, and the Community Awareness & Resource Team and served as the department’s Public Information Officer. He also served as a Patrol Sergeant with the St. Mary’s Univ Police Dept in San Antonio for 11 years.

Chief Chapa has received numerous national and international performance and recognition awards throughout his police career to include the most prestigious International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators’ Award for Administrative Excellence. This award is in recognition of his 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. He has served in leadership roles and been an active member numerous police associations.

A native of San Antonio, Chief Chapa holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Wayland Baptist Univ, a Master’s Degree from Texas State University, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 220.


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7/22/2021 3:30 – 4:30 PM