Meet the Chief

Chief of Police Raul Gonzalez


7209 Ann Richards Road Mission, TX 78572

Phone: 956-323-2040 / Fax: 956-580-7095

Education:

  • McAllen High School, Class of 1990
  • Associates in Applied Science Criminal Justice, TSC 1992
  • Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council Regional Police Academy, 1992
  • FBI National Academy Graduate 230th Session, 2007

Professional Experience:

  • Mission Police Department, December 1992-March 2001
  • La Joya ISD Police Department, (Chief of Police, established) March 2001-Present
  • Specialized in School Safety and Crisis Management

Professional Certifications, Memberships & Affiliations:

  • Basic Peace Officer Certificate (TCLEOSE), 1993
  • Intermediate Peace Officer Certificate (TCLEOSE), 1998
  • Advanced Peace Officer Certificate (TCLEOSE), 1999
  • Master Peace Officer Certificate (TCLEOSE), 2004
  • Texas New Chief Development Program (LEMIT), 2002
  • Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (LEMIT), 2001-Present
  • 1880 TCLEOSE Training Hours in Law Enforcement
  • Texas Police Chief's Association, Member
  • Texas School District Police Chief's Association, Member
  • Rio Grande Valley Police Chief's Association, Member
  • FBI National Academy Associates, Inc., Member
  • Commendations from City of Mission, Texas; State of Minnesota
  • National Association of School Resource Officers-Member
  • Texas Police Association-Member

Community/Civic Affiliations:

  • City of McAllen Boys and Girls Club, Volunteer
  • Popwarner Little Scholars Inc., Volunteer
  • La Joya ISD Campus Crime Stoppers Inc., (2002-Present)