Roy A. Quintanilla is welcomed as Mercedes new police chief


Mercedes has a new chief of police, Roy A. Quintanilla has been appointed as the police chief of the Texas city.

Quintanilla has 38 years of law enforcement and local government experience, and accepted the position to be chief of police.

Quintanilla has supervised the Civilian and Law Enforcement Division with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office and oversaw a $62 million budget with up to 450 employees at the same time.

The previous chief of police was Jose Macias, who retired on July 9, according to Mercedes Mayor Oscar Montoya.


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