Pinning ceremony held for new Mission assistant police chiefs

1 week 4 hours 21 minutes ago Tuesday, September 19 2023 Sep 19, 2023 September 19, 2023 12:08 PM September 19, 2023 in News - Local

The city of Mission now has two assistant police chiefs.

"I'm looking forward to working with the community," Mission assistant police Chief Reynaldo Perez said. "Also, with the guidance of the chief and [assistant] chief, I think we can do good things."

Perez was pinned on Monday and is a 30-year police veteran.

The city also welcomed 12 new officers.

"The city grows, our police force has to grow in order to combat crime and reduce crime," police chief Cesar Torres said. "We can't have enough officers patrolling the streets and taking care of our citizens here in Mission, so we're very excited."

The police department also plans to add four more officers.

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