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Edinburg swears-in new police chief

1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago Friday, October 15 2021 Oct 15, 2021 October 15, 2021 9:08 PM October 15, 2021 in News - Local

The city of Edinburg held a Friday swearing-in ceremony for its newest police chief.

The city moved forward with selecting Edinburg native Jaime Ayala last August. His predecessor, Cesar Torres, was fired last May after the city said Torres had discriminated against two Edinburg police officers.

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"To the men and women of the Edinburg Police Department, both sworn, and professional, I am honored and privileged to join your team," Ayala said.

Ayala previously served as assistant police chief for the Arlington Police Department. 

"I'm so appreciative and proud to have served the Arlington community more than 32 years,” Ayala said. “It has prepared me for this day."

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Ayala graduated from Edinburg High School in 1983. He worked as a volunteer reserve officer and a dispatcher for the department. He’s now in charge of a police force of 174.

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