Name and rank
Alice Police Chief Rex S. Ramon
Number of years with Alice Police Department
I have worked with the Alice PD for 28 years.
Number of years of experience total. Where?
I have a total of 30 years experience. I started with the Robstown Police Department before starting the Alice Police Department in 1988.
What made you want to be in law enforcement?
One day during my senior year in high school we had a career day. I was impressed with the officer that spoke with us. He gave a presentation about his career choice and that was it for me, I was hooked.
Does your family support your career choice?
Yes they do. But like anything else they are scared that something might happen to me especially with the negative attention about law enforcement going around the nation.
What's the most rewarding part of your job?
The most rewarding part of my job is when you can bring a smile to someone you do not even know. This job is about helping people in need and respecting each other as citizens. Just because we wear a uniform does not mean we are better than everyone else. We all make mistakes at one time or another it just depends on how we handle the issue.
I also work with men and women who make this job easy. Without the officers, dispatchers and clerks this department would not function.
What do you believe is the hardest part of your job? Why?
There is really nothing hard about my job other than trying to keep everybody happy. I just love what I do-police work and never knowing what the day will bring.
I love my career choice. The three things that matter the most to me are first and for most-my family followed by my faith and my career.