MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
I am deeply honored and humbled to be selected as the 2022 President of the Houston Area Police Chief’s Association. I look forward to working with our membership that represents over 120 professional law enforcement organizations in the Harris County area. While there are many challenges currently facing our communities, and the men and women who work for us, I am confident that collectively and by working with all of our Criminal Justice partners, our constituents and government officials, that we can face these challenges head on, and make meaningful differences in the way we police and protect our communities and neighborhoods.
Houston continues to be a great place to live, work and raise our families. We will continue to provide for a safe community free from the fear of crime, while increasing the quality of our police services and at the same time, bettering our community relations and regaining the trust of the people whom we serve.
HAPCA Board Members
Ray Schultz - President
Memorial Village Police Department
Chief Ray Schultz is a 36-year veteran of Law Enforcement. Ray started his Law Enforcement career in 1982 working for the Albuquerque, New Mexico Police Department. Chief Schutz worked his way up through the ranks of the department in assignments that included; Patrol, DWI Traffic Enforcement Officer, K-9 Handler, Professional Standards, the Crime Laboratory, the Police Academy, Records and the Field Services Bureau. Chief Schultz retired while holding the rank of Deputy Chief in 2003 and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona where he was an Assistant Chief in Charge of Investigations. In 2005, Chief Schultz was asked to return to Albuquerque and assume the position of Chief of Police. From 2005 until 2013 Chief Schultz oversaw the 1600 employee organization and led the department to historic 20-year lows in most crime categories. Chief Schultz initiated several new cutting edge technologies that included the creation of one of the nation’s premiere Real Time Crime Centers. During his tenure, the Department also was awarded several of the International Association Chiefs of Police top awards that included, the Weber Seavey and Michael Shanahan Awards.
In 2015, Chief Schultz came to work for the Memorial Villages Police Department and assumed the position of Chief in March of 2017. Chief Schultz is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, The FBI National Executive Institute and the Northwest Law Enforcement Executive Command College program.
He is married and has 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
Clemente Rodriguez - Vice President
Chief Clemente Rodriguez has over 20 years of police experience, including more than 16 years of experience in progressive supervision. Chief Rodriguez began his law enforcement career at Rice University in 2001 as a patrol officer. Chief Rodriguez was promoted to Police Sergeant in 2003 where he oversaw tours in patrol and training. In
2011, Chief Rodriguez was promoted to Police Captain. During his tenure as Police Captain, Chief Rodriguez was instrumental in developing department policies and procedures, managing all Clery Compliance for the department, as well as overseeing Patrol Operations, Support Operations, Training, and Special Events, Rice Emergency Medical Services, and Open Records.
Chief Rodriguez holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston Downtown and a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management from Sam Houston State University.
Chief Rodriguez was promoted to Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety for the Rice University Police Department on January 16, 2020.
Paul Cordova - Treasurer
Aldine ISD Police Department
Chief Paul Córdova began his law enforcement career in 1982 at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. While at the Sheriff’s Office, Córdova worked as a Deputy, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Senior Captain. Córdova fulfilled numerous assignments, including investigations, emergency management, and homeland security. As a patrol commander, he managed two large districts in the west and northeast of Harris County, including areas of Aldine ISD. While in the Homeland Security Bureau, Córdova experienced many firsts. He led the first Harris County SWAT Team, Hostage Negotiation Team, and Security Monitoring Assessment Group. He also oversaw significant growth of the Marine Unit and the Aviation Unit, adding the first fully equipped police helicopter and numerous patrol boats to help secure the Port of Houston in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard.
Cordova holds a Master Peace Officer certification, Master Jailer certification, Crime Prevention certification and a Police Instructor certification with TCOLE. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. Córdova is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Leadership Command College of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas. Chief Córdova is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the FBI National Academy Association, Texas Police Chief’s Association, Houston Area Chiefs of Police Association, the Texas School District Police Chief’s Association, and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. He is also a Life Member of The 100 Club of Houston.
Kirk Riggs, Secretary
Jersey Village Police Department
He moved through the ranks and retired as Deputy Chief over Support Services on April 25, 2006, to accept the Assistant Chief position for the Rockwall Police Department on May 1, 2006. On July 17, 2015 he was appointed as the fifth chief for the Rockwall Police department and retired in July 2019, but stayed on as an advisor until they found his replacement. He took the Interim Chief Job with the City of Jersey Village in November 2019 and was appointed as the department’s new chief on March 1, 2020.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Management and Ethics from Dallas Christian College. Chief Riggs has also completed executive leadership courses sponsored by The Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA), The Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), and attended the 209th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He served on committees for the Texas Police Chiefs Association, and on the Executive Board of the North Texas Police Chiefs Association. He is a Life Member of IACP and TPCA.
Solomon Cook -
Solomon Cook, current Chief of Police for Humble ISD, began his law enforcement career in 1976. In his forty-two years of tenure in law enforcement, Chief Cook has worked for municipalities, county, and state agencies. Chief Cook served as Police Captain for Humble ISD from 1996 to 2003 before becoming the Chief of Police for Humble ISD in 2004.
Chief Cook earned his Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Criminal Justice from Southwest University, is a graduate of the FBI Command College and the FBI - LEEDA Trilogy Award recipient. His certifications and licenses include a Master Peace Officer Certification, Police Instructor, Crime Prevention Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Less lethal tactics Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, ALERRT Instructor and Arson Investigations Certification.
Chief Cook has served as president for the Houston Area Police Chief Association, and currently serves as the Houston Area Police Chief Representative to the Texas Police Chief Association’s Executive Board. He is also the President for the Texas School District Police Chief Association. In June of 2015, Chief Cook was asked to Chair the committee on the House Bill 2684, which pertains to the adoption of training for school district police officers.
Greg Grigg - Past President
Deer Park Police Department
Chief Grigg spent twenty-four years with the Tyler Police Department retiring as a Deputy Chief in December of 2008.
Greg became the Chief of Police in Deer Park on January 5, 2009. He has overseen the CALEA Re-accreditation of the department four times in his tenure. He helped establish a Crime Control Prevention District in 2011 as well as its ten year renewal in 2016. The capstone project for the use of these funds was a 100 yard gun range with a training facility. He has established a strong mentoring environment in the department. These include the FTO Program, First Line Supervision, Criminal Investigations, and Administrative. Community Policing is a defining attribute of the Deer Park Police Department. Beat Officers, Community meetings, Volunteers, Chaplains, Citizen’s on Patrol, and Citizen’s Police Academy are just a few of the components of this mission. Chief Grigg attributes the success of the department to the outstanding employees of the department who have dedicated their lives to the protection and service of the citizens of Deer Park. These employees pursuit of excellence and service is second to none.
Greg has a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Tyler. He attended the 188th Session of the FBI National Academy. He holds a Master Peace Officer certification and an Academic Recognition Award through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). Current professional memberships include the Texas Police Chiefs Association, Texas Police Association, the International Association of Police Chiefs, the FBI National Academy Associates of Texas, and the FBI National Academy Associates. He is currently the President for the Houston Area Police Chief’s Association (HAPCA). He has been a member of the Deer Park Rotary since March 2017, and served as its President during 2020/2021.
Greg is married to Jennifer, has four children, and five grandchildren.