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Al A. Philippus

Al A. Philippus, American former police chief. Named Officer of the Year, Greater San Antonio Builder's Association, 1979, Optimist Club, 1993.


  • Philippus, Al A. was born on March 18, 1951 in San Antonio, Texas, United States.

  • Education

    • A. in Law Enforcement, San Antonio College, 1977. Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice magna cum laude, Southwest Texas State University, 1979. Master of Science in Criminal Justice Management/Administration, Sam Houston State University, 1992.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice Management/Administration, Sam Houston State University, 1994.


    • Patrol officer City of San Antonio Police Department, 1975-1981, detective homicide unit, 1981-1984, sergeant patrol division, 1984-1986, sergeant internal affairs, 1986-1988, lieutenant, director research and planning, 1988-1989, captain, Commander fiscal management and research divisions, 1989-1994, deputy police chief, Commander uniform division, 1994-1995, chief of police, 1995—2001. Adjunct professor St. Mary's University, San Antonio, since 1993.


    Advisory board Police Foundation Law Enforcement. Law enforcement advisory board Alamo Area Council Governments. Member law enforcement coordinator committee United States Western District Texas.

    Board directors Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism. Sergeant United States Air Force, 1969-1973. Member International City Management Association, National Association Researchers and Planners, International Association Law Enforcement Planners, International Association Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Foundation, American Public Welfare Association, Association of Police Planning and Research Officers, Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas, San Antonio Police Officers Association.


    • Married Jeanne Theresa Philippus. Children: Dawn Michelle, Jason Allen, Mary Lamm.
    • spouse: Jeanne Theresa Philippus
    • children: Dawn Michelle Philippus
    • Jason Allen Philippus
    • Mary Lamm Philippus
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    Born March 18, 1951
    (age 66)