Robstown police Chief Enrique Paredez Jr. was officially sworn-in Monday, Feb. 3, at Robstown City Hall.

Chief Paredez is part of the leadership team under the newly elected Mayor Gilbert Gomez.

Chief Paredez has worked for the Robstown police department and been an investigative homicide detective for over 20 years and native to the Robstown area.

"I think Chief Paredez is the man to lead the department in the right direction," stated Mayor Gomez during the beginning of the swearing-in ceremony.

Mayor Gomez, a retired Robstown Police Officer, was recently elected with a run-off election in December. Gomez shook things up when he took office and changed the leadership roles by appointing Paredez to the Robstown Chief of Police position.