Major Tony Huynh
Major Tony Huynh is a first generation immigrant from Vietnam who came to the United States when he was nine years old. He joined the United States Marine Corp Reserves and proudly served for eight years after graduating from high school. He was meritoriously promoted two times while serving in the Marine Corps.
Major Huynh obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University and a Master of Science Degree in Criminology from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. He honorably served the citizens of Houston for over twenty-two years as a member of the Houston Police Department. He was a Hostage Negotiator for twelve of those years.
Major Huynh patrolled the streets of Houston as a Gang Task Force Officer before transferring to the Homicide Division as an investigator. He promoted to Sergeant and continued to work as an investigator in Homicide Division before transferring to the Major Offenders Division - Asian Organized Crime Task Force with the FBI. He then promoted to Lieutenant and came back to the Homicide Division as a squad commander. Major Huynh was slated to be promoted to Captain when he retired to join the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Major Huynh is a proud graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy, 262nd Session.
About the Professional Development And Standards Bureau
The Professional Development and Standards Bureau is dedicated to advancing the Harris County Sheriff’s Office’s most valuable asset – people – by providing quality training, employee support, and career growth opportunities. From the Recruiting and Backgrounds sections to the Human Resources Division, the bureau’s personnel ensure prospective and current employees meet or exceed state and agency standards. The Harris County Sheriff’s Academy provides basic and advanced training to this and many other law enforcement agencies. Community Relations and Field Operations Support deputies serve the public by arming citizens with knowledge, ensuring awareness and safety in neighborhoods throughout Harris County.
The Real Time Crime Center uses data and technology to keep patrol deputies, investigators, and other law enforcement agencies updated as local criminal activity occurs to help maintain public safety. Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) Operations and the Justice Information Management System (JIMS) link this agency’s criminal justice information with many other local, state, and federal databases. The Personnel Affairs Division provides invaluable support to employees and their families (Family Assistance Unit), active-duty and military veterans (Military Liaison Office), and pays respect to fallen deputies and peace officers from around the state and nation (Honor Guard).
All of these separate sections work together proudly and professionally with others in the organization – and region – to exemplify the Harris County Sheriff’s Office’s motto: 21st Century Leading Law Enforcement Agency.