Cordova brings 37 years of law enforcement experience to Aldine. He comes to AISD after serving as Police Chief of the Houston Independent School District, a position he has held since early 2018. Prior to that assignment, he served as HISD’s Assistant Chief of Police. He has also served as Captain of the Rice University Police Department, Homeland Security Captain for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Warrants Captain for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, as a Patrol Captain for the Sheriff’s Office, as an Inmate Processing/Transportation Captain with the Sheriff’s Office, as a Criminal Warrants Lieutenant with that same department and as an Inmate Processing Lieutenant with that same department.
Cordova has also served as a Transportation Lieutenant, as a Housing Lieutenant, as a Patrol Sergeant, as a Courts Sergeant, as a Housing Sergeant, as a Detective, as a Patrol Deputy and as a Housing Detention Officer with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Cordova received his associate degree of applied science from Lone Star College and his bachelor’s and master’s in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University. He is certified as a Master Peace Officer, Master Jailer, Crime Prevention Specialist, and as a Police Instructor.
Cordova has received training from the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas Leadership Command College, FBI National Academy, FBI LEEDA Internal Affairs and has more than 7,500 hours of law enforcement training.
He is a member of the Sam Houston State University Alumni Association, the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the FBI National Academy Association, and is a life member of the 100 Club of Houston. He is also a life member of the Mexican American Sheriff’s Organization, is an alumnus of the Leadership Command College, and is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #39.
Cordova and his wife Marie have two daughters, Monica Cordova Aces and Victoria, both of whom graduated from Nimitz High School. Monica was the salutatorian of her senior class.