Chief Luis Soler

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.

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
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.

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
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.

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.

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