Chief of Police Paul A. Hall
Chief of Police Paul A. Hall began his law enforcement career as a military policeman in 1986, exiting the service as a sergeant after eight years of honorable service. After leaving the military, Hall served in the Corrections Department of the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, screening vehicular and pedestrian traffic in and out of his assigned facility and ensuring the physical safety and security of staff members and inmates.
Hall then transferred to Rockdale, Texas, serving the citizens as a patrol officer. A true member of the community, he not only contributed to the safety of residents, but in an effort to maintain the strong partnership between the Rockdale Police Department and the community, he assisted the residents of Rockdale with non-law enforcement related problems.
In 1998, Hall joined the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, working as a deputy, answering calls for service from citizens and enforcing applicable laws, before becoming a detective. As a detective, Hall served as the Sheriff’s Office representative on the Austin Federal Bureau of Investigation Joint Terrorism Task Force, conducted criminal investigations in relation to suspected criminal offenses and criminal offenses relating to domestic and international acts of terrorism.
In 2006, Hall returned to uniformed service as a member of the Texas Army National Guard, working as a special agent in the Criminal Investigations Division.
Hall’s most recent law enforcement duties, performed for the Texas Office of the Attorney General, Austin, Texas, have included direct management of investigators within the Criminal Investigation Division assigned to the Houston Office. During his time at the Texas Attorney General's Office Hall also supervised the Texas Attorney General’s Protective Detail, Human Trafficking Unit, the Joint Terrorism Task Force Investigators, the Public Integrity Unit, the Money Laundering Unit, and the Election Violations Section.
Hall most recently served as the Assistant Chief of Police in Hutto from April 2017 until his promotion in April of 2019.
Assistant Chief of Police Cody Cazalas
Assistant Chief Cazalas began his career in Law Enforcement with the City of Galveston as an Evening Watch Patrol Officer in 1988. In 1990, he served as a Field Training Officer on Evening Watch Patrol Division.
In 1996, Cazalas was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and transferred to the Night Watch Patrol Division, where he also served as a Field Training Supervisor. In 1999, Cazalas was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division. He first served as a Supervisor in the Warrant Division and later as an Investigator with The Major Crimes Division. During his nearly 23-years with The Galveston Police Department, Cazalas also served the citizens of Galveston as an investigator with The Internal Affairs Division, The Mounted Patrol, The Tactical Response Team, Intoxilyzer Operator and the Crisis/ Negotiation Team before retiring on October 1, 2010.
On October 4, 2010, Cazalas went to work for The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office, where he was assigned to The Clear Creek Independent School District as a Liaison Deputy. In 2013, Cazalas was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division and assigned as an Investigator with The Galveston County Auto Crimes Task Force. Cazalas resigned in May 2017 to accept his position with The Hutto Police Department.
Cazalas holds a Master’s Certificate with the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement with nearly 4000-hours of specialized investigative training.
Cazalas has also been active in his community. For twenty years, Cazalas has worked security at the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo, the last nine as the Security Supervisor, he supervised approximately sixty officers over the annual ten-day event. Cazalas also is active in numerous civic club and the Rotary Club where he speaks on high-profile investigations during his career.
Cazalas most recently served as the Lieutenant for the Criminal Investigations Division until his promotion to Assistant Chief in April of 2019.
Sr. Management Assistant Edna Vela, CPM