Jesus Eduardo Campa was born and raised in El Paso, Texas to a single mother, who would work two to three, jobs in order to provide his grandmother and himself with a roof over their heads. Jesus Eddie Campa was raised by his grandmother and attributes his work ethic to both those two great women.
He attended and graduated from Riverside, home of the Rangers where he played football. He joined the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in 1994 as a Detention Officer, where he graduated class valedictorian. During his time working at the jail he was a member of the Special Reaction Team, Classification Officer, and Floor Officer. In 1998 he graduated from the Peace Officer Academy once again as class valedictorian. His many assignments included patrol, SRO, DARE Officer, Community Resource Officer, Field Supervisor, Commander of Support Services, and finally retiring as the Chief Deputy of Law Enforcement. Jesus retired to pursue his dream of becoming a Police Chief.
He was hired by the Ector County Independent School District in June to serve as their Police Chief. Chief Campa was able to learn a different side of policing as the police chief of a school district for the short time that he was there.
He became the Chief of Police in Marshall, Texas on August 2014 where he continues to proudly serve the great community of Marshall. Chief Campa looks forward to continuing to keep learning his trade and to eventually fulfill his dream of becoming the Chief of Police of a Major Metropolitan City.
Chief Campa stated that “They say that behind every great man is a great woman and I am married to a great one. I have three great kids that I am very proud of. I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my family. My interest includes watching the Dallas Cowboys, UFC, Pro Wresting, and working out.
Chief Campa is a motivated, progressive leader who leads from the front. He can often be found working the front lines with his officers, assisting his officer in translating, developing new programs such as the highly talked about No Colors No Labels Initiative and The Anti Bullying Coalition. He is a true believer in Community Policing and having the community involved in the prevention of crime. Chief Campa also believes in fostering positive relations with the media.