Almonte Earns Prestigious Policing Award for Work on Gangs

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A former El Paso Police Department Deputy Chief is a 2018 recipient of the Frederic Milton Thrasher Award for Superior Accomplishments in Gang Investigation.

Former Deputy Chief Robert Almonte was presented with the award Monday by the National Gang Crime Research Center at the 21st International Gang Specialist Training conference in Chicago, Illinois, where Almonte is a guest speaker.

Almonte began his work and research on Mexican Cartels and Gangs when he was an El Paso Police Detective assigned to Narcotics in the 1980’s.

Almonte served with the El Paso Police Department for 25 years and was the U. S. Marshal of the Western District of Texas from 2010 – 2016.

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