Lieutenant Chris Vallejo

Lieutenant Chris G. Vallejo has served with the Austin Police Department for 24 years.  Chris holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science from Midwestern State University with concentrations in constitutional law and political science and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Chris serves on the board of the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing and is a Police Foundation Policing Fellow, an advisor to the VERA Institute of Justice’s Compstat 360 project, Chair Person of APD’s Evidence-Based Policing Committee, a Police Advisor to Measure, an Austin-based community research and advocacy group, and an NIJ LEADS Scholar. Chris is currently the Executive Officer to the Chief of Police and assists with the day-to-day operations involving 1,908 officers and 700 civilian personnel.  He is excited about implementing evidence-based practices to better equip his agency to prevent crime, measure community sentiment and satisfaction, and organizational effectiveness. Chris’s other responsibilities include assisting the Chief with aligning the department’s community policing principles within the department’s Compstat and evidence-based practices.  Chris is an avid student of leadership, evidence-based policing, performance-management systems, and police officer health and well-being.  During his off-duty time, he enjoys reading, fitness, tactical shooting and training.

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