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(See links to the left for years prior to 2017)


Sergeant Raul Tenorio My name is Raul Tenorio, and I’ve been with UTP-Houston for 18 years. I’m a Patrol Sergeant on nights but my journey with the department began in March of 2004, when I applied for the position of Security Officer, now known as Public Safety Officer (PSO).
Officer Jonathan Barlow, University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center Police Department 
Officer Hong Duong-UT Southwestern Medical Center
 Sgt. Joe LoBrutto, University of Texas at Austin Police Department My name is Joe LoBrutto.  Currently, I am a Detective Sergeant with the University of Texas at Austin Police Department.
My name is Isaiah Garcia, and I grew up in Washington, D.C. I spent my younger years in Spain, where I started school.
My name is Captain Laura Pean and I am the Patrol Commander at the University of Texas Medical Branch Police Department in Galveston. I have been with the University of Texas System Police for a little over 9 years. I am originally from England and moved to Texas in 1993.
Officer Gregory Finney began working at UT Arlington Police Department as a Commissioned Officer in December 2015.
My name is Daniel Maldonado, and I was born in “The Sun City” El Paso, TX. Growing up, I dreamed of being in law enforcement.
My name is Evelyn Castilleja. I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. I started my law enforcement career in 2011 at UT Austin, where I met some of the most incredible mentors and had the privilege of working with the best officers.
“I started my Law Enforcement career in Northern Virginia where I grew up.
Sgt. Mitchell L. Brannon I started my career with the El Paso Police Department in June 1989.  We wrote our reports on typewriters using carbon paper.  Later, we stepped up to electric and multi copy paper. That was an awesome change.
I have been a resident of the Rio Grande Valley for 40 years and I have been in law enforcement for almost 30 years.  I started working for UTRGV Police Department in 2018 as a Police Officer, and was later assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division as a Detective.  In 2020 I was promoted to Sergeant and supervised the patrol division.  In October 2020 I was assigned as Sergeant to the Criminal Investigations Division where I currently lead and train my detectives in all aspects of criminal investigations.  I am an instructor and have taught courses such as Crime Scene Investigations,