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Daniel J Kiley Named Assistant Chief of UTSA Police Department


DanKileyUTSA Police Department Captain Daniel J. Kiley has been named Assistant Chief of Police, effective June 1, by Chief Gerald Lewis. Kiley was assigned as the Assistant Chief of Police ad Interim in September 2017 after the retirement of long-time Assistant Chief Daniel Pena.

“Dan Kiley will provide sound leadership in his position as Assistant Chief of Police,” said Police Chief Gerald Lewis. “The entire department congratulates Dan on his appointment.”

Kiley started at UTSA in 1996. Since 2007, Kiley served as UTSA PD’s Support Services Commander. In that role, he was responsible for the management and supervision of Accreditation, Communications, Community Affairs, Criminal Investigations, Evidence, Security Services, Training and Behavioral Intervention.

Kiley has been involved with law enforcement for 44 years. In 1974, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served in the Security Police career field for 21 years until his retirement as a Master Sergeant in 1995. While in the Air Force, he served six overseas tours and three in the continental United States. He supported Operations Desert Storm, Desert Shield and Bosnia. While in the Air Force, he earned an Associate’s Degree in Criminology from the Community College of the Air Force. 

In September 1996, he graduated from the University of Texas System Police Academy, Class #61, and became a state certified peace officer with the University of Texas at San Antonio Police Department. Kiley obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from UTSA in August 2000. In February 2005, he completed the Command Staff Leadership Series at the Sam Houston State University Criminal Justice Center. Kiley is also a graduate of the 56th Leadership Command College of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (June 2007) and in September 2008, Kiley graduated from the F.B.I. National Academy, Session 234, in Quantico, Virginia. In March 2011, Kiley completed the three-week Leadership in Police Organizations course sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. 

Working his way up the ranks, he held various positions such as Training Sergeant, Procurement Officer, Fleet Management and Evidence Custodian. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2001 and assigned as the Patrol Commander until 2007. Kiley was promoted to Captain in April 2004.  

Kiley received his Master Peace Officer certification in October 2005, and he obtained his Instructor Certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education in 2001. In 2005, he received his certification as a firearms instructor. He also holds train-the-trainer certifications from the National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT) for Information Collection on Patrol (July 2011) and from LSU for Campus Public Safety Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction Awareness Level (Oct 2003). In November 2007, he received his certification for Accreditation Manager Training provided by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).