Jaime Javier Ayala
Jaime J. Ayala began his law enforcement career in 1989 as an officer with the Arlington TX Police Department, and has served in numerous positions before promoting to Assistant Chief of Police.
Chief Ayala earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communications from The University of Texas at Arlington (’88) and a Masters of Science degree in communication studies from Texas Christian University (’04). He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the FBI National Executive Institute, the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas-Leadership Command College, and the Senior Management Institute for Police.
He was responsible for implementing a tourism oriented policing philosophy in Arlington’s vibrant entertainment district consisting of the Texas Rangers ballpark, AT&T Stadium, Six Flags Over Texas, and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor.
He led “Operations Spotlight,” a comprehensive project which was a 2008 Herman Goldstein Award finalist at the center for Problem-Oriented Policing.
Chief Ayala co-chaired the regional public safety Intelligence Subcommittee for Super Bowl XLV which was also in place for the 2010 NBA All Star Game and MLB World Series in 2010 and 2011.
He is a member of the Internatial Association of Chiefs of Police, the Police Executive Research Forum and serves on the Senior Citizen Services of greater Tarrant County Board.