Sergeant Aniceto "Cheto" Perez of the Alice Police Department has been named City of Alice Interim Police Chief.

Sgt. Perez is a 37-year veteran of the department.

“I am pleased to appoint Sergeant Cheto Perez today as our interim Police Chief following the retirement of Police Chief Rex Ramon who served the city honorably and dedicated almost 30 years of service to the City of Alice four of which were as our Police Chief,” said Alice City Manager Michael Esparza.

Esparza further stated “Sergeant Perez has career experience working in patrol, dispatch, as a detective, in narcotics, as a jailer and most recently as our training coordinator and I am confident in Sergeant Perez’s ability to lead the Police Department until we find a permanent Police Chief.”