(San Antonio)  On January 1st, Javier Salazar was officially sworn-in at the Bexar County Courthouse as the newly elected Sheriff of Bexar County, TX.

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office has 1900 employees and is the 11th largest Sheriff’s Office in the nation.  Bexar County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation and covers 1257 square miles and has a population of more that 1.8 million people.

Sheriff Salazar was also elected, this past November, to serve on the HAPCOA Board of Directors as its 4th Vice President.

A number of HAPCOA San Antonio Chapter members attended Sheriff Salazar’s swearing-in to include two former Bexar County Sheriffs who remain active HAPCOA members: Sheriff Amadeo Ortiz and Sheriff Ralph Lopez and Trinity University Police Chief Paul Chapa, a former HAPCOA National President.

Also present and representing the HAPCOA’s National Board of Directors included: Captain Don Tijerina, Director Emeritus; Roger Lozano, National Secretary and Anthony Chapa, Executive Director.

Approximately 500 invited guests, VIPs and elected officials, attended the inauguration and swearing-in program.  The program included presentations and welcoming comments by US Congressman Lloyd Doggett, Texas State Senator Jose Menendez, Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Calvert, with the Oath of Office being administered by Justice Rebecca Martinez, Fourth Court of Appeals.  Following was an Inaugural Address provided by Sheriff Salazar.

HAPCOA wishes Sheriff Javier Salazar the best in his new position and we look forward to his leadership as we plan for our next National Law Enforcement Training Symposium.


Sheriff Salazar accompanied by his wife Sarah.


Javier Salazar sworn in Bexar County Sheriff.


Chief Paul Chapa and Executive Director Tony Chapa attend the swearing-in event.