TAMIU Selects San Miguel as New University Police Chief
Posted: 04/23/2010

TAMIU Selects San Miguel as
New University Police Chief

Fructuoso San Miguel
TAMIU Police Chief Fructuoso San Miguel III

Texas A&M International University has selected Fructuoso San Miguel III as its new Police Department chief.

San Miguel replaces outgoing chief Felipe Garza, who has taken a position as chief of Police at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

As University Police chief, San Miguel will be in charge of a full-service Police Department tasked with providing a safe and secure environment for all TAMIU students, faculty, staff and visitors. The Department also enforces University policies as well as local, state and federal regulations.

San Miguel, who was sworn in to his position at a recent swearing in ceremony at TAMIU officiated by University President Dr. Ray Keck, said he is excited about his new duty.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity and I look forward to the challenges of the job,” San Miguel said, “I am happy to be working for such a fine institution of higher learning and I look forward to working with the staff, faculty and students as well as interacting with and learning from everybody.”

Prior to joining TAMIU, San Miguel served as assistant chief of police of the Laredo Police Department, where he was in charge of overseeing the functions of the Administrative and Field Operations. At LPD, he also served as deputy chief and was in charge of various divisions such as Traffic Enforcement, Highway Interdiction and the K-9 Unit. He retired from the LPD in 2009 after 26 years of service.

San Miguel holds both a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from TAMIU. He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) National Academy and has numerous certifications as a peace officer.

For further information, please contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 326.2180, e-mail prmis@tamiu.edu or visit offices located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 268.

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu

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