Chris Cimino is from Big Spring, Texas, where he graduated high school. After graduation, he served in the United States Marine Corps infantry with Alpha Co. 1st Battalion 5th Marines from 1994 to 1998. Upon receiving an Honorable Discharge he attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology in 2003.
He was hired by the SAPD in 2005. He has since served as a patrol officer, Narcotics Detective, CID Detective, a member of the Crisis Negotiations Team, as a Patrol Sergeant, and as the K-9 Sergeant prior to promoting to Lieutenant in 2016. He was awarded Patrol Supervisor of the Year in 2014.
Lt. Cimino is currently serving as the Patrol Lieutenant for Charles and Delta Patrol companies as well as the Lake Division and K-9 Unit.
Lt. Cimino also serves as the Commander of the Department's Anti-Riot Company.