Pearsall Police Chief  

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Humberto Torralba II

Biography

Chief of Police Humberto Torralba II currently serves as the Chief of Police with the Pearsall Police Department, appointed January 22, 2021.

In prior service, Chief Torralba has served the State of Texas for 28 years. Most recently served as the District Attorney Investigator for the 293rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office, which included the counties of Maverick, Zavala, and Dimmit. Particular focus on violent crime (murder, kidnapping, extortion), criminal enterprises associated with cartels and drug trade, financial crimes, and human trafficking. Taking the lead in developing better communications with local law enforcement organizations and improving coordination between jurisdictions in handling cases that reach across county/jurisdictional boundaries.

Chief Torralba began his police career with the Maverick County Sheriff’s Department, where he worked for two years promoting to the rank of Deputy Sergeant in the patrol division.

Served the Eagle Pass Police Department for 23 years; assigned to the uniform division, criminal investigation division, traffic enforcement division, narcotics canine interdiction unit, and the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) – DEA Task Force. Chief Torralba has held leadership roles, public speaker, police instructor, grant writer, field training officer, and firearms instructor and has previous experience as the Chief of Police with the Pleasanton ISD Police Department, where he managed the department’s daily police enforcement activities.

Chief Torralba is committed to involvement, and in his off time, his passion lies in the development and care of community-oriented activities. He is a member of the Texas Police Chief’s Association and the Texas School Police Chief’s Association and has served as a Texas School Board Member.

Chief Torralba holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Criminal Justice and Texas Peace Officer Masters Certification. He graduated from the Emergency Management Institute, and the Bill Blackwood’s Texas Police Chief Leadership Course. He is currently attending Texas A&M International working to earn a master’s degree in Criminal Justice.