New La Feria police chief Cesar Diaz takes office

LA FERIA – Cesar Rene Diaz was sworn in as the new La Feria police chief today in front of family, friends and law enforcement personnel.

The swearing in ceremony took place at the La Feria city commission meeting room this morning.

Diaz has been a constable for Precinct 5 since 2001 and before then with the Cameron County Sheriff’s Department for eight years.

City Manager Sunny Philip said, Diaz comes to the department with a wealth of law enforcement and administrative experience.

Diaz takes over following the retirement of chief Donato Garcia. Garcia retired last month after 27 years with the department. He’d been police chief since 2001.