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 Police Department

Mission Statement
 
To enhance the quality of life in the City through a proactive and professional level of police service; to maintain a strong commitment to excellence; to ensure safety through integrity, trust, and accountability; to treat all persons with respect, dignity, and equality; and to build partnerships with the community to meet current and future challenges.

Chief Stephen Scot Mayer
  • Welcome Message from Chief Stephen Scot Mayer
    Welcome to the Weslaco Police Department website. As the Chief of Police, I am both honored and privileged to serve this great community. Weslaco is truly a city on the grow, and I am proud to be part of it.

    Moreover, I am honored to support the men and women of the Weslaco Police Department as they strive to serve the citizens of this community. I have found them to be dedicated to keeping the City of Weslaco a safe community in which to live, work and recreate. Our members, both law enforcement and civilian personnel, strive to treat all citizens with dignity and respect. At the WPD we place special emphasis on preservation of life. In addition, we believe we have a firm responsibility to prevent crime and disorder whenever possible.

    Please know, if I can ever be of assistance you can call on me. As your City Marshal/Chief of Police, I realize that I have a responsibility to preserve public favor of the police. I realize this is accomplished not by catering to public opinion, but instead by constantly demonstrating absolute impartial service to the law. I will always do whatever I can, within the law, to leave a citizen, or visitor, of this community better than I found them.
  • About Chief Stephen Scot Mayer
    Stephen Scot Mayer is currently the Chief of Police for the community of Weslaco, Texas. Chief Mayer commands a department of sixty-one sworn police officers, and twenty-two civilian staff members. Daily, Chief Mayer strives to be the leader the citizens of Weslaco, the employees of the Weslaco Police Department, and his loving family at home deserve.

    Chief Mayer holds to the philosophy of community service and believes that a police department should; preserve and strengthen the principles of democracy, place its highest value on the preservation of life, ensure the prevention of crime is the department's number one operational priority, involve the community in the delivery of service while being held accountable for the service delivered, and be committed to professionalism while maintaining the highest standards of integrity.

    Chief Mayer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration and Management, he is an AELE Certified Litigation Specialist in matters of police liability, and is recognized as a Subject Matter Expert by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training in the Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) model.
  • Core Values
    • We Respect Life...We hold the preservation of life as our sacred duty. Our value of human life sets our priorities.
    • We Revere the Truth...We accept nothing less than truth, honesty and integrity in our profession.
    • We Honor our Police Powers...We understand that our police powers are derived from the people we serve. We do not tolerate the abuse of our police authority.
    • We Enforce the Law...We recognize that our basic responsibility is to enforce the law. Our role is to resolve problems through the law, not to judge or punish.
    • We Seek Community Partnership...We view the people of our community as partners who deserve our concern, care and attention. We are committed to reducing the fear of crime in our community, and we endeavor to do this by creating partnerships in our neighborhoods.
    • We Conduct ourselves with Dignity...We recognize that our personal conduct, both on and off duty, is inseparable from the professional reputation of both the Officer and the Department.
  • Crime Stats
    Crime Stats
    Violent Crime: In the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent crimes are defined in the UCR Program as those offenses which involve force or threat of force.
    Property Crime: In the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims. The property crime category includes arson because the offense involves the destruction of property; however, arson victims may be subjected to force.



Weslaco Police Department
901 N. Airport Dr.
Weslaco, Texas 78596
Office: (956) 968-8591      Fax: (956) 969-0762
E-Mail: weslacocid@weslacotx.gov