Uvalde hires new assistant police chief

Homer Delgado currently serves as police chief in Dilley, will start in Uvalde May 8

The City of Uvalde has hired Homer Delgado as assistant chief of police. (Copyright 2023 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

UVALDE, Texas – The City of Uvalde has hired a new assistant chief of police.

Homer Delgado, who is currently police chief in Dilley, will start his new position on May 8.

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“In his tenure there, he has done an excellent job of building strong, transparent relationships between the citizens of Dilley and the police department,” a news release said.

Delgado has 26 years of law enforcement experience that includes hostage negotiations and criminal investigations.

“His policing philosophy is to balance a foundation of traditional policing concepts with innovative and progressive methods designed to evolve with our community’s future needs,” the news release said.

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