Palmview Welcomes New Police Chief

PALMVIEW, Texas- The City of Palmview has a new Chief of Police who takes leadership of the department today, December 5 after a noon Swearing-In Ceremony.  As the Chief of Police, Jose Trevino will direct the day-to-day operations of the department that has an authorized strength of 24-officers, seven communication officers, three civilian employees, and an operating budget of $2.4 million.

Trevino has more than 22-years of law enforcement experience and most recently served as the Director of Campus Safety and Security for Lamar State College Port Arthur where he was responsible for managing the campus safety officers, coordinating with local police officer assignments on campus, served as the emergency management coordinator, was the CLERY Compliance Manager, project manager for the creation of a campus police department, and implemented CRAZE training.

He began his law enforcement career in 2002 as a patrol deputy and school resource officer with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office. Immediately following, he served as a patrol corporal and unit supervisor with the San Juan Police Department for nine years; he was with the University of Texas Pan American as a patrol corporal and interim sergeant for two years; he was a lieutenant with the Lamar University Police Department-Beaumont for four years; and he also worked for the Jersey Village Police Department, Bridge City Police Department, and Newton County Constable Precinct 1.

His law enforcement areas of expertise include leadership, special operations, community relations, criminal investigation, public speaking, training, emergency management, development, and personnel management.

Trevino holds a master’s degree in Public Administration, a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Criminal Justice, and an associate degree in Criminal Justice.

Originally from the Rio Grande Valley, Chief Trevino and his family are excited to come back home.  He says he looks forward to getting to know the community and its members.

The City of Palmview welcomes Chief Jose Trevino.



Chief Swearing In Ceremony



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