LIEUTENANT J. E. Garcia has been employed with EPISD Police Department since June 1999. Prior to that, he was with the El Paso County Sheriff's Dept. for 9 years where he was assigned to Patrol as a Deputy Sheriff. He was awarded the Medal of Honor and Purple Heart for an officer-involved shooting where he was shot and wounded, he was able to return fire and strike the subject that ultimately surrendered and was later placed in custody. Lt. Garcia was also a member of the El Paso County Sheriff's Honor Guard where he received the Sheriff Citation. Lt. Garcia was the first Motorcycle Officer for EPISD. Lt. Garcia received the Supervisor of the Year Award for 2007 and the Chief's Merit Citation. Being 2nd in command Lt. Garcia oversees & supervises all divisions in the department.
SERGEANT A. Molinar started with the School District Police in February 2005 and helps supervise the department, consisting of 37 officers, 6 dispatchers, and two clerical workers.
Sergeant Molinar retired from the El Paso Police Department after 25 years of service. His last 15 years were spent on the El Paso Police Gang Unit, to include Gang Intelligence and a member of the State recognized Drive-By Shooting Response Team. He also spent the last 15 years with the El Paso Police Department's Special Weapons & Tactics (SWAT) Team as an Assistant Entry Team Leader.
Sergeant Molinar supervises 20 Police Officers including the evening shift. He is responsible for the training needs of the department. Sergeant Molinar is a State Certified Firearms Instructor, TCOLE Certified Instructor, SWAT Instructor, and the Department's Gang Intelligence Officer. Sergeant Molinar has received numerous awards to include CLEAT Officer of the Year, Associated Texans against Crime Officer of the Year, and the Chief Meritorious Award.
SERGEANT R. Ortega currently supervises 14 field officers that include those officers assigned to school campuses and evening patrol. Sergeant Ortega also supervises the criminal investigation section and personally oversees all major crimes reported to this department.
Sergeant Ortega has over 17 years’ experience in dealing with the general public and has held several key positions in his career that includes being a School Teacher, Counselor and Probation Officer with El Paso County Adult Probation Department, Investigator with Child Protective Services, a Police Officer with both Clint and Anthony, Texas Police Departments, Patrol Officer, Investigator, School Resource Officer, and now a Police Sergeant with El Paso ISD Police Department. Sergeant Ortega currently holds all three Peace Officer Certificates through TECOLE, a Bachelors's and Master’s Degree from the University of Texas at El Paso.
SERGEANT JOHN SOLIS was promoted from one of two investigator assignments the department maintains. During his tenure Sgt. Solis worked in Middle Schools and high school settings. Sergeant Solis has overseen the department’s interaction with the El Paso County Juvenile Probation Department and has become a member of the SHOCAP (Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program) since 2009. Sergeant Solis has been elected Vice-Chair of the SHOCAP Committee twice since 2009. Sergeant Solis was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Department owned LIVE SCAN used to process juvenile offenders and is responsible for the training and records involving juveniles. Sergeant Solis also maintains the departments UCR reporting, department statistics assists with evidence handling, traffic enforcement, and the department's RRT team. Sergeant Solis has been the department's TX Dot grant administrator since 2014. Sergeant Solis holds a Master Peace Officer Certification and has been a certified Texas Peace Officer for 22 years. Sergeant Solis is currently the department weapons armorer and is certified to teach Sergeant and radar for traffic enforcement. Sergeant Solis supervises 13 officers including 1 patrol shift. In addition to his required training, he has completed the FBI Command School, Texas Association of Property and Evidence Inventory Technicians, AR-15 armorer certification, Glock armorer certification.