Paul Cross, MBA
Assistant Chief of Police
Uniformed Police Operations
The University of Texas Police
Houston, TX

Paul Cross joined The University of Texas Police at Houston in 2018 as the Assistant Chief over Uniformed Police Operations. Paul has 37 years of law enforcement experience.

Paul’s  experience stems from 24 years of service with the El Paso Police Department (EPPD) where he retired in 2008 as the Assistant Chief for the Office of Operations. During his career, he supervised over 80 homicide investigations, hundreds of sexual assault and robbery investigations, and served as the department’s Emergency Management Coordinator for the city’s Emergency Operations Center. Beginning in 2009, Paul worked for the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office where he oversaw the Criminal Investigations Bureau and ran the Jail Annex as an Assistant Chief before retiring from there in 2018 and joining the University of Texas Houston Police. Paul has an MBA and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and is a former President of the FBI National Academy Associates of Texas.