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UTSA selects veteran UT System officer Angel Lemmonds as assistant chief of police

UTSA selects veteran UT System officer Angel Lemmonds as assistant chief of police

MAY 16, 2023 — UTSA has selected Angel Lemmonds as the next assistant chief of police, effective July 1. Lemmonds joins UTSA after serving 10 years with the UT System Office of the Director of Police (ODOP), where she served as senior inspector and was responsible for managing the background investigations program, inspection program and served as the commander for the UT System Marine Unit.

UTSA once again makes history as it becomes the first police department in the UT System to appoint two women to the chief and assistant chief positions. 

As assistant chief of police, Lemmonds will be responsible for coordinating the strategic and operational objectives of the administration of the UTSA Police Department, including providing leadership and guidance and assisting the chief of police on the development and implementation of goals, policies and procedures.

“Throughout her career, Angel has demonstrated dedication to public service and community.”

She will oversee major components of the department, such as the patrol, investigations and support services divisions, which includes the telecommunications center, community affairs, internal affairs, and recruiting and hiring. Lemmonds will assume command of the police department in the absence of the chief of police.

“I look forward to welcoming Angel to UTSA as our new assistant chief,” said Chief of Police Stephanie Schoenborn. “Her 29 years with the UT System Police and her leadership complement the fantastic team we have within Public Safety and the Police Department. Throughout her career, Angel has demonstrated dedication to public service and community. She has experience in higher education, at academic and medical institutions, and understands the unique opportunities we have in making an impact on the success of our students and community. We are excited that she will be part of the Roadrunner community.”

Beginning her career as a public safety officer in 1994 at UT Medical Branch in Galveston, Lemmonds entered the UT System Police Academy in 1999. She later transferred in 2002 to UTHealth Houston, where she served as a patrol sergeant for 11 years. While serving the University of Texas community for more than 17 years, Lemmonds has performed various assignments within the UT System Police, including institution police departments inspections, administrative and criminal investigations, academy instructor, field training officer, crime prevention, recruiting and is currently a lead instructor for the rape aggression defense class.

Lemmonds attended the University of Houston, where she received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in business administration. She holds a master peace officer certification and a basic police instructor’s license and, in 2012, she graduated from the Texas Certified Public Manager program through Sam Houston State University.

Read about Stephanie Schoenborn's journey to become UTSA Chief of Police.

A graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session 268), Lemmonds has completed multiple executive leadership courses, including Senior Manager Institute for Police, Session 84, and the U.S. Secret Service Dignitary Protection Program (2019).

Outside of her police duties, Lemmonds enjoys traveling the world and experiencing new and exciting adventures. Her recent travels include Costa Rica, Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Greece, Puerto Rico and Belize.

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