San Antonio, Texas
Term Expires: August 31, 2021
Isaac “Chip” Thornsburg is a Police Officer and Electronic Crimes Investigator for the City of Helotes Police Department. He oversees compliance with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) computer network security standards at the local level to protect the integrity and confidentiality of criminal justice information.
Chip Thornsburg grew up in the west Texas town of Del Rio. He joined the U.S. Army at the age of 17 as a Cavalry Scout. Following his enlistment, Chip began a career in advertising and marketing, opening his own advertising agency. A longtime fan of technology, in 1996, he began a research and consulting business for network communications and security eventually transitioning into law enforcement.
Chip has lived in the Helotes area for the past 19 years and has two grown sons. He is a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association, National White Collar Crime Center, National Rifle Association, and the U.S. Secret Service: Electronic Crime Task Force. Mr. Thornsburg received a Bachelor of Science in criminology from Texas A&M University at San Antonio, an Associate of Applied Science in criminal justice and police science from San Antonio College, and an Associate of Applied Science in management from Southwest Texas Junior College.