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Premont searching for its fifth police chief in 5 years after resignation of Juan Garcia

Posted: 4:02 PM, Feb 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-21 17:03:20-05

Premont city council members will begin the search for a new police chief Tuesday night as they search for a replacement for recently resigned Chief Juan Garcia.

Premont mayor Mario A. Rodriguez confirmed Thursday that Garcia tendered his resignation to the city on Tuesday after being at the job for about four months.

Garcia becomes the fifth different police chief to direct the police force in about five years for Premont, a town of about 2,600 residents about 75 miles southwest of Corpus Christi.

Rodriguez said Garcia’s departure had to do with the former chief’s relationship with three members of the city’s council.

“It had to do with issues of the three council members and issues he couldn’t deal with,” Rodriguez said. “He didn’t agree with them. It’s just a tough situation.”