In 1993, Chief Ward started working with the San Antonio Police Department Hostage Negotiators. He has been a member of that team since then. He is a graduate of both the Basic and Advanced Hostage Negotiation School and serves as an instructor for those schools. As a participant in numerous "Critical Incident" calls, he brings with him a wide range of knowledge for the Department.
Additionally, Chief Ward serves as a Special Deputy US Marshal and member of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force supervised by the US Marshals Office of the Western District of Texas: www.usmarshals.gov/district/tx-w/news/chron/2006/040706.htm
Chief Ward was on the Executive Board of the Texas Municipal Police Association for 10 years and is a past President of the Texas Association of School District Police. He has published three articles in POLICE magazine. He holds a Texas Master Peace Officer Certificate and is a graduate of the Leadership Command College from the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute.