EDINBURG, TX (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — The Edinburg Police Department is welcoming half a dozen new officers to its squad.
On Monday morning, the Edinburg Police Chief swore in six new officers who have become the newest members of the city's police force.
The officers are part of the twelve new positions created for the police department during the 2013-2014 fiscal year's budget.
Police Chief Rolando Castaneda says the six new officers brings the total number of officers on the department up to hundred thirty-seven, "If we can get the six additional officers on the road, it's all about taking care of our public. We're fortunate that our mayor and city council and city manager realizes that we do need people and this does help."
The new officers will be on field training for the next ten weeks before they hit the streets on their own.