Name and Rank

Detective Richard Deleon

Number of years with Alice Police Department?

I have served with the Alice Police Department for a total of 33 years.

Number of years of experience total. Where?

I have a total of 33 years of Law Enforcement experience with the Alice PD.

What made you want to be in law enforcement?

The reason I wanted to be in law enforcement is to simply make a difference, to help people and to have a rewarding feeling at the end of the day knowing I have made a difference in someone’s life. I always enjoyed Special Operations as in SWAT. This type of work has always interested me.

Does your family support your career choice?

Yes

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is having that feeling of being successful during crimes against children. Also, I find it rewarding when helping the poor and the needy especially during the Christmas holidays when we collect toys for kids.

What do you believe is the hardest part of your job? Why?

I believe the hardest part of my job is attending someone’s autopsy. It’s even harder when the autopsy is being performed on a friend or an individual I know. Hardest part of my job was also being in SWAT; just staying fit was a challenge.