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U.S. Marshals Service

Western District of Texas

United States Marshal Robert R. Almonte

U.S. Marshal Robert Almonte

U.S. Marshal Robert Almonte

 

Robert Almonte was sworn in as the United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas on June 2, 2010. As a lifelong El Pasoan with nearly 25 years of service in the El Paso Police Department, he spent the majority of his career in narcotics investigations and retired as Deputy Chief of the Department in 2003. As a Deputy Chief and Commander with the EPPD, he championed innovative programs like the Hotel/Motel Narcotics Interdiction Unit and the West Texas HIDTA Stash House Task Force, both of which yielded successful apprehensions, through community-policing initiatives and earned the Task Force the 2000 White House Office of the National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) award for “Outstanding HIDTA Interdiction Unit.” Marshal Almonte is one of the foremost authorities on the investigation of narcotics cases and has spent much time and research on how Mexican drug traffickers subscribe to a unique “spiritual world” they believe aides them in their trafficking efforts and protects them from law enforcement. Marshal Almonte graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Park University. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States training law enforcement officers on narcotics investigations, and consulted organizations, like General Dynamics Corporation, on law enforcement and security issues. Throughout his career, Marshal Almonte has collaborated with his colleagues across the nation on narcotics issues, holding leadership positions such as the Executive director of the Texas Narcotic Officers’ Association, where he once served three terms as President for the association and as Vice-President for the National Narcotic Officers’ Association Coalition. He is the author of two published books: “The Evolution of Narcotics Investigations” and “Managing Covert Operations”.

Swearing-in (June 2010)

Director Clark Swears in Marshal Almonte

Photos from Investiture Ceremony in El Paso, TX (July 2010)

Marshal Almonte takes Oath of Office from U.S. District Judge Phillip Martinez Congressman Silvestre Reyes (TX – El Paso) congratulates U.S. Marshal Robert Almonte
Marshal Almonte takes Oath of Office from U.S. District Judge Phillip Martinez in front of daughter Jennifer Almonte Gonzalez, son Robert Almonte II and wife Janet. Congressman Silvestre Reyes (TX – El Paso) congratulates U.S. Marshal Robert Almonte after investiture ceremony.
 
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