Bill McManus was appointed San Antonio’s Police Chief
in March 2006. He oversees a department of more than
2,000 sworn officers and more than 800 civilian positions.
McManus has over 40 years of experience in law enforcement.
He previously served as the Chief of Police for the Minneapolis
Police Department where he rebuilt the departmental
infrastructure and provided new direction and leadership to a
1,200-member department. McManus also has served as the
Chief of Police in Dayton, Ohio, from 2001 to 2003. He started
his career in law enforcement in 1975 with the Metropolitan
Police Department in Washington, D.C., where he served in a
full range of patrol and investigative assignments that included
internal and criminal investigations, narcotics, and tactical positions.
McManus also served as Assistant Chief of Police for the
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department from 1998 to
- Master of Science in Management, Johns Hopkins University
- Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts, Villanova University
- National Executive Institute Associates – FBI; International Association
of Chiefs of Police
- National Organization of Black LawEnforcement
- Police Executive Research Forum
Chiefs of Police Association
- Fight Crime /Invest in Kids
McManus and his wife, Lourdes, have three children.