Six Alice police officers were promoted Wednesday afternoon by Alice Interim Police Chief Ron Davis.


The five officers have been with the department for a number of years and tested as part of the promotions.


Officers who were promoted are Lt. Enrique Saenz, Cpl. Matthew Brandon Reynolds, Sgt.Orlando Jasso, Cpl. Alberto Stout III, Cpl. Jose Flores and Sgt. John De Leon (not pictured).


"These are our first line supervisors who make or break the department. We are going to invest heavily on their training," said Interim Chief Davis.


Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) Alice PD could not have a grand promotion ceremony as traditionally held. However, the officers were promoted in a small presentation where they received their certificates of promotion, their pins and their new badges.