On February 8, 2019, the Laredo Police Department held a special ceremony in recognition of seven individuals promoted to the next ranks within LPD.
The following individuals were promoted to the rank of investigator:
Jonathon Castillo: Six-year veteran Marcos Delapass: Ten-year veteran Rene Arce: Eight-year veteran
Eloy J. Mendiola: Six-year veteran Nancy G. Castillo: Seven-year veteran Marco A. Samaniego: Eight-year veteran
The following individual was promoted to the rank of sergeant:
Margarita Govea: Eleven-year veteran. Govea served as an investigator for four years prior to promotion to sergeant.
The promotions were a result of a months long process that included a written examination and oral board interview. With the new promotions, each will be moved to different divisions within LPD for their new assignments.