|Seedy council starts process of replacing retiring chief Maldonado|
According to the Mayor, the New Laredo Police Chief should be :
Someone who knows Laredo
Someone who understands our city
Someone who can build working relationships with the Sheriff Department etc.
Seen in the community
Comfortable with the people of Laredo
An "expert" in law enforcement
The best for the people of Laredo
Council man Rangel suggested that perhaps the requirement for a college degree should be waived in lieu of a certain number of years of experience.
The Mayor chimed in and agreed with Rangel. He even asked the City Manager to look into allowing a non-degreed applicant to take the Police Chief position. Councilman Garza added, "I think it's at the council's discretion". Shortly afterwards, council woman Liendo volunteered "I also agree with the idea that experience should count insead of a degree.
I sense that some movement is taking shape among the mayor and seedy council to install someone they already have in mind.
At the same time, I wouldn't have been surprised if the mayor would have blurted out "OK, where do I apply"? Think about it Laredo, Chief of Police Salinas?