The Vice President for Student Affairs at Texas State University recently announced that Mr. Jose Banales accepted the position of Director and Chief of Police for the University Police Department.  Mr. Jose Banales will begin his official duties on May 2, 2016.   

Mr. Banales has been employed with the San Antonio Police Department from 1983 -2016 where he served in a number of capacities, and since 2010, served as Assistant Chief of Police.  Mr. Banales is bringing a wealth of experience in policing including all facets of operations, anti-terrorism, criminal intelligence, investigations, and emergency management.  During his career, Mr. Banales has worked in the San Antonio community on issues surrounding police practices dealing with mental health and diversity.  He also collaborated on a regular basis with universities in San Antonio to discuss best practices in policing that affect a university community.

Mr. Banales was previously awarded the famed Aguila Award, the highest national recognition award presented by the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA).

 Mr. Banales obtained a bachelor's degree from Texas State University and a master's degree from Webster University.