AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Assistant Police Chief Joe Chacon is one of two finalists for the Chief of Police position in Boise, Idaho, according to a tweet from Austin Police Chief Brian Manley.
Manley gave his congratulations to Chacon on Twitter Friday, saying, “I am extremely proud of APD Assistant Chief Joe Chacon, one of two finalists for the Chief of Police in Boise.”
“Joe is a highly skilled and respected leader at APD and will make a great Chief,” he continued. “Boise would be lucky to have him.”
Chacon has been with the department for 22 years, holding numerous positions and responsibilities along the way. Before being named assistant chief in 2016, he was the commander over the patrol and intelligence divisions.
He started in 1998 as a patrol officer, and worked his way up to detective in 2001, sergeant by 2007 and a lieutenant in 2011 before making it to commander in 2015.
Before coming to Austin, Chacon worked 5 1/2 years for the El Paso Police Department.
The Boise Police Department is made up of about 300 sworn in police officers and about 100 civilian staff, according to the department’s website.