Lieutenant Mario Leon began his law enforcement career with the Santa Cruz (California) Police Department in 1996. In 2006, Lt. Leon moved to Tucson and joined UAPD. Since that time, Lt. Leon has served in uniformed patrol, bicycle patrol, investigations, and as a field training officer. Lt. Leon is also a department firearms instructor/armorer and defensive tactics instructor. In 2016, Lt. Leon attended and graduated from the FBI National Academy, Session #264. Lt. Leon currently serves as a Lieutenant in the Operations Support Division.