Chief Luis Soler

Appointment
Chief Soler joined the Crowley Police Department in 2012 as a Lieutenant overseeing the Department’s Operations Bureau. Soler was appointed Chief of Police on March 1st 2013, and he now oversees a total staff of 56, including 31 full time sworn officers, 15 civilians, and 10 volunteers.

Duties
Chief Soler also oversees an annual budget of $3.5 million, and the Department’s 3 bureaus:
  • Community Policing
  • Office of the Chief of Police
  • Support Services
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Police Chief Luis Soler
Prior Work Experience
Prior to coming to the Crowley Police Department, Chief Soler served for over a decade with the Austin, Texas Police Department where he served as the following:
  • Acting Sergeant
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Field Training Officer
  • Police Corporal/Detective
  • Police Officer
  • Senior Police Officer
A native of Puerto Rico, Chief Soler has vast experience working in diverse communities, and has a strong conviction toward the community policing philosophy.

Education
Chief Soler holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. He is a graduate of various leadership and police executive schools, including the:
  • 373rd Session of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command
  • 10th Session of the Texas FBINAA Command College
  • 40th session of the FBI-LEEDA Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives
  • 30th session of the FBI-LEEDA Supervisory Leadership Institute
  • 17th session of the FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership program
  • West Point Leadership Academy
  • 2010 session of the Southern Police Institute’s Chief Executive Leadership Program
  • 37th Session of the University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute’s Executive Management Institute
  • IACP’s Leading by Legacy Course
Certifications
Chief Soler holds several TCOLE certifications, including:
  • Crime Prevention Inspector
  • Law Enforcement Instructor
  • Master Peace Officer
  • Special Investigator
Additionally, he is a Texas Department of Emergency Management certified NIMS/ICS instructor, and a graduate of the FEMA Emergency Planning Professional Development Course.

Organizations
Chief Soler is a member of various organizations, including the:
  • Crowley Area Chamber of Commerce
  • FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA)
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • North Texas Crime Commission
  • North Texas Police Chiefs Association (NTPCA)
  • Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
  • Texas Police Association (TPA)
  • Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA)
Boards & Committees
Chief Soler currently serves as the following:
  • Advisory committee member to the Texas Governor’s Task Force on Domestic Violence
  • Assessor for the Texas Police Chief’s Best Practices Recognition Program, the State’s accreditation program for law enforcement agencies
  • Member of the IACP’s Police Administration Committee, as well as an advisory board member to their Small Agency Section
  • Member of the North Texas Crime Commission’s Legislative Committee
  • Regional Director for the Dallas/Fort Worth and North Texas Region of the Texas Police Association
Other Positions
Additionally, Chief Soler is a national instructor for the ICAP’s Leading by Legacy course and also teaches both cadet and in service level classes at the Tarrant County College Regional Police Academy.

Awards
Chief Soler is a 2011 recipient of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association’s Leadership Trilogy Award.