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El Paso Police
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- Executive Chief Deputy Aguilar
- Executive Chief Deputy Sylvia Aguilar has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration
and Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Management. She retired from the El Paso Police
Department after serving 25 years and having been promoted to the ranks of Detective, Sergeant,
Lieutenant, Captain, Commander and Deputy Chief. Throughout her tenure she commanded a multitude
of units to include Major Crimes, Special Weapons and Tactics Team, Airport Operations, Homeland
Security, Public Integrity and Patrol Operations. She is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations
National Academy Session 221. Chief Aguilar recently graduated from the International Association of
Chiefs of Police, Leadership in Police and Organizations Course and in February 2015 graduated in the
Leadership Command College, Class 72 of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas. She is a
published author on topics ranging from community policing to criminal investigations. For the Town of
Horizon City, she served as the Chief of Police.
- In 1999 she was given the Law and Order Achievement award by the Military Order of World Wars for
exemplary Contributions to Law and Order and was also inducted in the Women's Hall of Fame in the
category of Public Service.
- Executive Chief Deputy Sylvia Aguilar is the director for Jail Operations, Program Development Quality
Assurance and Information Technology Department Liaison. Chief Aguilar oversees the development of
technology initiatives and new technology implementations in accordance with the Sheriff's Office needs
and the strategic technology plan.
- Chief Aguilar is a licensed Jailer and Peace Officer, in addition certified as a Master and Mental Health
Peace Officer. She is also a member in various associations such as; the Texas Jail Association, National
Sheriffs’ Association, International Association Chief of Police, and the National Association of Women
Law Enforcement Executives.