HOUSTON – Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo announced he will be resigning from the HPD to takeover the department in Miami.
Acevedo has worked as Houston’s chief of police since 2016, leading an agency with more than 5,200 officers.
In a late-night email to the department, Acevedo said his leaving will be “bittersweet.” “We have been through so much as an extended family; Hurricane Harvey, two World Series, a Super Bowl, Irma, the summer of protests, and most recently, an ice storm of epic proportion,” he wrote. “On top of all of this, sadly we have buried 6 of our fallen heroes. No matter the challenge, you have all risen to the occasion, and you have honored the sacrifices of our fallen comrades with resiliency and sustained excellence.”
Acevedo began his law enforcement career with the California Highway Patrol in 1986 as a field patrol officer in East Los Angeles. He later served over nine years as Austin’s police chief before transitioning to Houston.
Miami’s police chief resigned at the end of February.
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