|Leon Valley Police Department|
The Mission of the Police Department
The mission of the Leon Valley Police Department is to impartially enforce the law in a fair, unbiased and consistent manner, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limitation of its authority, and the constitutional rights of all persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, or gender. Our duties include diligently serving the public through the prevention of crime, preservation of the public peace, protection of lives and property, the detection and arrest of violators, and the enforcement of all laws and ordinances. Our officers strive for excellence and professionalism in every aspect of our duties, solving problems through partnerships with the Leon Valley community.
Chief of Police
The Leon Valley Police Department is led by Chief of Police Joseph Salvaggio. The Chief has 29 years of law enforcement experience with the San Antonio Police Department, retiring in October 2016, in the rank of Captain. His assignments included Patrol, Special Weapons and Tactics, Narcotics, Property Crimes, Gang Unit, Tactical Response Unit, Problem Oriented Policing Unit, culminating as the Commander of the Airport Police Department. Chief Salvaggio is also a proud disabled veteran, serving over 29 years in the Army and Air Force, ending up as the Security Forces Career-Field Manager (IMA). Chief Salvaggio retired in June 2014, in the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. His decorations include the Legion of Merit, Airmans Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with five oak leaf clusters), Air Force Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Medal. Chief Salvaggio holds a Bachelors in Criminal Justice, and is currently enrolled in the Master’s Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Institute, Texas N.A. Command College, Senior Non-Commissioned Officer School, and holds instructor certifications in a number of police related areas.