Chief Tamayo was born in Houston, Texas and graduated from Aldine High School in Houston.
Chief Tamayo has over seventeen years experience as a police officer in Texas. He attended the University of Houston downtown police academy and graduated in June 1996.
Chief Tamayo has completed 21 college hours towards a Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice.
Chief Tamayo has experience and training in Undercover narcotics, SWAT, Patrol, Vice crimes, Advanced auto theft investigations and Crimes against persons investigations. He is fluent in Spanish and also a TCOLE Instructor.
Chief Tamayo has specialized training in Clandestine lab evidence collection and disposal.
Chief Tamayo has an Advanced Peace officer license and was appointed the Saint Jo chief of police in July 2013.
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