These are the heroes behind the movement


Anthony M. Chapa

Anthony Chapa retired from the United States Secret Service after 22 years of service retiring at the rank of Assistant Director. Mr. Chapa served in the senior executive ranks within the Agency where he provided leadership and direction to the organizations worldwide responsibility of executive protection and investigations.

Mr. Chapa also served as the Chief Technology Officer of the Agency. His career assignments included tours in executive protection and investigation assignments in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Antonio and Bogota, Colombia. Mr. Chapa also served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles field office.


Bachelor of Arts & Master of Arts, Political Science, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas

Senior Executive Service Development Program (SES), George Washington University (2002)

Certificate in Advanced Public Policy Leadership, Brookings Institute (2002)

Principal Federal Official Course, FEMA Emergency Management Institute (2004)

Completed extensive leadership and executive management training throughout career.

Graduate, SATC-103, US Secret Service Training Division (1986)

Graduate, Class President, San Antonio Police Academy (1982)


International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

Association of Former Special Agents of the US Secret Service

Liaison Officers Association of Washington DC (former Board Member)

Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (National Board)

American Society of International Security (ASIS)

Global Alliance of  Hispanic  Law Enforcement Professionals (GAHLEP)


2014 Leadership Award, presented by the Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association, Prince George’s County Police Department Chapter, held December 2014 in Oxon Hill, MD.

National TRIO Achiever Award, presented by Council for Opportunities in Education (COE) at their 28th Annual National Conference held September 2009 in San Antonio, TX.

The Aguila Award, presented by the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA), at their 34th Annual National Training Conference held October 2007 in Las Vegas, NV.

The American Spirit Award, presented by the Pepperdine University Hispanic Council for meritorious leadership in Law Enforcement in September 2006 in Los Angeles, CA

Lifetime Law Enforcement Achievement Award, presented by the Los Angeles Chinatown Public Safety Association at their 24th Annual Law Enforcement Awards Banquet in May 2006 in Los Angeles, CA

Simon Bolivar Grand Cross – Order of the Democracy Medal, first American Diplomat to receive this award as ordered by distinguished members of the Colombian Congress in April 2005 in Bogota, Colombia.

President’s Award for Equal Employment Opportunities in Law Enforcement, presented by National President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in July 2004 in San Antonio, TX.