Uvalde CISD lists job opening for police chief

Joshua Gutierrez was named chief of police for the district in March 2023

Joshua Gutierrez was named chief of police for the district in March 2023 (KSAT)

UVALDE, Texas – Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District (UCISD) plans to hire a new police chief, according to a job posting on the district’s website.

Its current police chief, Joshua Gutierrez, was hired as interim police chief for the district in November 2022 after now-former chief Pete Arredondo was fired following his actions on the day of the shooting at Robb Elementary on May 24, 2022.

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Gutierrez is still listed as police chief on the department’s website despite the posting, which was made on May 18.

His departure would come more than a year after officially being named police chief in March 2023.

Gutierrez, who has worked in school law enforcement for over 20 years, told KSAT in December 2022 that he was focused on “rebuilding the department.”

KSAT has emailed Gutierrez and UCISD for additional information. We will bring you updates as they become available.

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Mason Hickok is a digital journalist at KSAT. He graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a communication degree and a minor in film studies. He also spent two years working at The Paisano, the independent student newspaper at UTSA. Outside of the newsroom, he enjoys the outdoors, reading and watching movies.

Emily Allen is the Executive Producer for the Nightbeat at KSAT 12. She is a San Antonio native with more than a decade of experience in news. She's worked as a producer in Dallas, South Bend, Ind., and most recently, Orlando, Fla. Emily is a proud graduate of Texas Christian University, a diehard Spurs fan and a devotee of Bill Miller iced tea.

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