Full Name: David Gutierrez
Title: Presiding Officer
Commission Title: Commissioner
Role Group: Parole Only
Agency: Boards of Pardons & Paroles
Unit: Gatesville Board Office-Chairman’s Headquarters
Address: 545 State Hwy 36 Bypass N
Gatesville, Texas 76528
Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Phone: 512-406-5990
Direct Phone: 254-404-2701
Fax 1: 512-452-0469
David Gutiérrez was appointed by Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, in September 2015 as Presiding Officer, Chairman, to the Board of Pardons and Paroles. In addition, other appointments include in 2009, Texas Governor, Rick Perry appointed Chairman Gutiérrez as a Board Member to the Board of Pardons and Paroles. In February 2016, Texas Governor, Greg Abbott appointed Mr. Gutiérrez to the Texas State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision and received re-appointment in February 2017. In January 2020, Governor Greg Abbott appointed Mr. Gutiérrez to the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision, serving as the Texas Commissioner in the South Region.
Mr. Gutiérrez brings to the Board over 40 years of experience in the criminal justice system. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Wayland Baptist University. He began his criminal justice career in 1977 with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Gutiérrez began in the jail and transferred to the Patrol Division and promoted through numerous other divisions. His promotions include Captain, Assistant Jail Administrator, Chief Administrator, Assistant Chief Deputy and Chief Deputy. Mr. Gutiérrez was elected Sheriff of Lubbock County in 1998. Sheriff Gutiérrez resigned his position as Sheriff in 2009 to accept an appointment by Governor Perry.
Throughout his law enforcement career, Mr. Gutiérrez also served as Chair of TCOOMMI, Texas Correctional Office of Offender’s with Medical and Mental Impairments, Chair of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards and currently serves as Chair of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. He has received such prestigious recognitions as the Attorney General Outstanding Service & Leadership to State of Texas Award in 1992, the Distinguished Leadership Alumni Award from his alma mater Wayland Baptist University in 1999 and the Excellence in Outstanding Law Enforcement Award by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2006 for a three-year search of a missing 16-year old girl. He has previously served on the Boards of many important organizations such as the United Way of Lubbock, Texas Jail Association, Texas Corrections Association, Boys and Girls Club, South Plains Boys Scout Council, Highland Medical Center, Hospice of Lubbock, Assist Human Needs, Inc. and various other impactful agencies. Since his transition to the Board of Pardons and Paroles as Presiding Officer, Mr. Gutiérrez continues to express enthusiasm, interest and concern for the direction of the agency and staff. He works and collaborates with stakeholders to insure public safety and the transition of offenders to their families back into their communities.