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Highlights & Achievements:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (St. Edward’s University - 1990)
  • TCOLE Master Police Officer - 2002
  • Sam Houston State University Leadership Command College Graduate- 2011 Class # 66
  • FBI LEEDA Trilogy Award Recipient 2015
  • St. Edward’s University Current -Graduate Program – Master of Science Leadership & Change
  • Critical Incident Stress Management Certification (CISM)
  • Mental Health Certification
  • Member-Sheriffs’ Association of Texas
  • Member-League of United Latin American Citizens(LULAC)
  • Member-Association of Latino Professionals for America
  • Member-Travis County Sheriff’s Officers Association
  • Member-National Latino Peace Officers Association

Captain Mirtha Mendoza was born and raised in Anahuac, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Mirtha is a 1986 graduate of Glady’s Porter High School in Brownsville, Texas and in 1990 she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. Mirtha joined the Travis County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) in 1992, beginning her career in the Corrections Bureau. Two years later, Mirtha transferred to the Law Enforcement Bureau and attended the first Travis County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Academy, graduating as the valedictorian of the class.

Mirtha started her leadership role as a law enforcement field-training officer, and then later transferred to the Misdemeanor Warrant Unit in 1999. Mirtha’s career is wide-spanning, achieving the rank of detective in 2000, sergeant in 2003 and lieutenant in June 2006. As a lieutenant, Mirtha supervised day, evening and night and patrol shifts, the Estray Unit, the Leaving the Scene of an Accident Unit, School Resource Officers Unit, Motor Unit, Dive Team, Criminal Investigation’s Unit and the Lake Unit, as well as the Vehicle Impounds. As a result of her experience with numerous units and the policies that impact them, Mirtha joined the Written Directive Review Committee and the Critical Incident Stress Management Team. In 2014, she was appointed as the Co-Chair of the Written Directive Review Committee by the Law Enforcement Major.

In 2015, Mirtha was promoted to law enforcement captain over the West Command. She is the first Female/Latina to be promoted to the rank of Captain in the Travis County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Bureau. Proud of her accomplishments, Mirtha acknowledges that she is the product of the sacrifices made by her father, Julian Mendoza, and her mother, Dora.

Mirtha is currently pursuing her Master of Science Degree in Leadership and Change at St. Edward’s University and greatly enjoys spending her free time with her 16-year-old son, Diego Zuriel.

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