About Chief Soler

Chief Soler

Chief Luis Soler was appointed Chief of Police for the City of Woodland on June 2017. Prior to this, he served for over four years as the Chief of Police for the City of Crowley, Texas, a first ring suburb of Fort Worth, where he also served as a Lieutenant prior to his appointment as Chief.

Prior to Crowley, Chief Soler served for over a decade with the Austin Texas Police Department, where he served as a police officer, senior police officer, field training officer, adjunct instructor, police corporal/detective, and acting sergeant. A native of Puerto Rico, Chief Soler has vast experience working in diverse communities, and has a strong conviction toward the community policing philosophy.


Chief Soler is a 2011 recipient of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association's Leadership Trilogy Award, and he currently serves as a national instructor for them, teaching executive, managerial, and supervisory level leadership and policing best practices classes to law enforcement leaders across the nation.

  1. Education & Certifications
  2. Memberships

Education & Certifications

Chief Soler is a Certified Public Manager (CPM), and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Cornell University and a Master's Degree in Law Enforcement Management from Aspen University. He is a graduate of the:

  • 37th Session of the University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute's Executive Management Institute
  • 373rd Session of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command
  • 2010 session of the Southern Police Institute's Chief Executive Leadership Program
  • FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA) trilogy series
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police's Leading by Legacy course
  • West Point Leadership Academy

Additionally, he is a certified NIMS/ICS instructor, and a graduate of the FEMA Emergency Planning Professional Development Course.