An El Paso native, Campa comes from the El Paso County Sheriff's Department, where he was the chief deputy. He will officially be instated as chief after passing his required tests.
"It is my pleasure to ask this commission to consent to the appointment of Jesus Campa as our next permanent police chief," Acting City Manager Buzz Snyder said.
"Again this appointment is contingent upon him passing a drug screening, the physical and the TECOLE which is the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement background check. We have absolutely no doubt that he will do all of those."
Campa is a 15-year veteran of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and was a member of the special reaction team, patrol officer, a school resource Officer, a DARE Instructor, TECLEOSE Instructor, a defensive tactics instructor, a community resource officer and a field training officer during his time there.
"I'm very honored to have the opportunity to work with each and every one of you, I expect nothing but great things moving forward," Campa said after adjournment.
"I do believe in moving forward and looking for new challenges.
"I look forward to building a very strong relationship with you (officers) and helping build a strong relationship with the community."
Mayor Ed Smith added that he thought Campa would fit in well with the community and the police department and that the commission looked forward to working with him in the future.
"We look forward to a very successful career for you here in Marshall, and we look forward to working with you as we go forward in the next, hopefully, years," he said. "We appreciate your willingness to come to our community here, and I think you will fit in well.