Police

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Joel Rivera, Ph.D.
901 N. Airport Drive
Weslaco, Texas 78596
Office: 956.968.8591
Fax: 956.969.0762

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City of Weslaco 2021- Joel Rivera

DR. JOEL RIVERA,

CHIEF OF POLICE

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At the Weslaco Police Department, it is our mission to enhance the quality of life in the City through a proactive and professional level of police service. We hold the preservation of life as our sacred duty. We aim to maintain a strong commitment to excellence. We accept nothing less than truth, honesty, and integrity in our profession. We recognize that our police powers derive from the people we serve and we will not tolerate the abuse of our police authority. To the best of our ability, we treat all persons with respect, dignity, and equality. We view the people of this community as partners who deserve our concern, care, and attention. We recognize our responsibility to build partnerships with the community to meet current and future challenges. Additionally, crime reduction is our number one operational effort. We are committed to reducing the fear of crime, and we endeavor to do this by creating partnerships in our neighborhoods. Lastly, we recognize that our personal conduct, both on and off duty, is inseparable from the professional reputation of both the Officer and the Department.