Police Department

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in the City through a proactive and professional level of police service.

Administration

The Weslaco Police Department Administrative staff consist of;

  • Joel Rivera - Chief of Police,
    • Robert E. Lopez - Assistant Chief of Police, and
      • Roxanne Saavedra - Administrative Secretary. 


Assistant Chief Lopez and Chief Rivera are responsible for the ethical leadership of the Weslaco Police Department (WPD). They are strong leaders who daily demonstrate the communication and problem-solving skills required to effectively manage and lead a modern policing organization. Among other duties, they are responsible for setting the policing standard within the WPD, maintaining order and discipline, motivating staff to excel in their efforts, budgeting, resource management, and the hiring of police officers and civilian staff.  Both men take their responsibility to oversee and organize the agency quite seriously. They believe being a role model within the organization and for the community is an integral part of the job.

Administrative Secretary Roxanne Saavedra is responsible for managing the affairs of the Office of the Chief of Police.  She is responsible for the scheduling of appointments for both Assistant Chief Lopez and Chief Rivera.  Additionally, she handles all incoming phone calls as they relate to the Office of the Chief of Police.  Moreover, Ms. Saavedra is tasked with the responsibility of accounts payable.

Chief Rivera can be reached:

 Mail: 901 N. Airport Drive Weslaco, Texas 78599
 Office:  956-968-8591 ext: 2002
 Fax:  956-969-0762
 email:  joel.rivera@weslacotx.gov

Assistant Chief Lopez can be reached:

 Mail: 901 N. Airport Drive Weslaco, Texas 78599
 Office: 956-968-8591 ext: 2002
 Fax: 956-969-0762
 email: rlopez@weslacotx.gov

   

CONTACT

Administration
901 N. Airport Drive
Weslaco, Texas 78596