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Chief Hurtt Announces New Assistant Chief

May 4, 2006 -- Chief of Police Harold L. Hurtt is pleased to announce the appointment of Captain John P. Treviño to the rank of Assistant Chief. Assistant Chief Treviño will be assigned to the South Patrol Command, where he will oversee the operations of the Clear Lake, Eastside, Fondren, South Central, Southeast, Southwest, and Westside Divisions.

Assistant Chief Treviño, born and raised in the East End of Houston, attended Houston public schools and graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1978. Prior to joining the Houston Police Department in 1982, Assistant Chief Treviño attended the University of Houston Downtown where he later received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice in 1993. In 2000, Assistant Chief Treviño received his Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston (main campus).

Assistant Chief Treviño was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1989, Lieutenant in 1994, and Captain in 2004. Over his 25 year long career, Assistant Chief Treviño worked in the Central Division, Southeast Division, Training Division, and he most recently commanded the Eastside Division. Assistant Chief Treviño has been married for 20 years to Lieutenant Elma Treviño, assigned to the Houston Police Department Robbery Division.

Houston City Council-member Adrian Garcia, chair of the Public Safety Committee, states, "John Treviño has prepared himself academically and professionally and he has earned the respect of his peers within the community in assuming this new level of responsibility, of which I am confident he will do very well."

The promotion will become effective on May 6, 2006.

DJC/MES 5-4-06

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.