Chief Deputy Manuel Longoria has been re-appointed to his current position by Bexar County Sheriff-Elect, Susan Pamerleau. As Chief Deputy, Longoria is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. He has been in this position since December of 2009. The Chief Deputy has oversight of law enforcement and the Bexar County Detention Center, and reports directly to the Sheriff.
Longoria has served in law enforcement for 44 years, including recent responsibilities as the Deputy Chief, Criminal Investigations Division and Deputy Chief, Criminal Warrants Division.
Prior to his service with the Bexar County Sheriff’s office, Longoria had a distinguished career with the San Antonio Police Department, where he served as commander of multiple divisions including Uniform Patrol, Internal Affairs, Violent Crime Section, Special Investigations, and Operations Bureau, ultimately serving as the Assistant Chief before his retirement from SAPD in 2003.
Prior to law enforcement Longoria served in the United States Army, receiving honors for his service during the Vietnam conflict, including the Meritorious Service Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.
Longoria earned a Bachelor of Arts and Applied Science degree, with a concentration in Occupational Education from Southwest Texas State (now known as Texas State University).