Throw in other qualifications such as : FBI academy training, bilingual, familiar with border issues.....well, here's the qualifications as appearing in today's Laredo Morning Times
City Council voted to approve a job description including requirements for a bachelor’s degree; 12 years of law enforcement experience, of which seven should be in a position equivalent to lieutenant; and advanced certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.
Additionally preferred criteria include a master’s degree; FBI academy training; proficiency in Spanish; an ability to work with the community and other law enforcement agencies; and experience with issues in border communities.
City Manager Carlos Villarreal acknowledged that some of the preferred criteria would be demonstrated best during the interview process.
Villarreal said it could take about four months to select a new police chief after reviewing applications, conducting the interview process and making a staff recommendation to City Council.
As long as we're being sort of conspiracy theorists today, we might as well wonder aloud about the timing. City Mgr. Carlos Villarreal says it will take about 4 months to select a new police chief. Let's see that would be around early October- just in time for electing a new mayor to replace Salinas. Try as I may, even such a theory as this, I still don't come close to some of the crazy talk we heard from Mayor Salinas and several in the seedy council.