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Port of Brownsville Announces New Police Chief

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – July 6, 2022 – The Port of Brownsville announces William G. Dietrich as the new Chief of Police for the port’s Police and Security Department, effective July 11, 2022.
Dietrich heads a department that includes sworn police officers, security guards, and administrative staff. He succeeds Carlos L. Garcia, who retired July 8, 2022, from the Port of Brownsville after 10 years of service as police chief.

Before joining the port, Dietrich retired from the Brownsville Police Department as Commander, after 26 years of service. Throughout that time, he served in the Uniformed Services Command, Investigative Services Command, and Special Investigations Unit, and served as the Hazardous Devices Unit Commander.
Dietrich holds a bachelor’s degree in Science from the University of Texas at Brownsville (now University of Texas Rio Grande Valley) and is a graduate of the Canadian Police College. Dietrich’s training includes certification from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Bomb Technician School and the FBI’s Hazardous Devices School.

About the Port of Brownsville
The Port of Brownsville is the only deep-water seaport directly on the U.S.-Mexico border, and the largest land-owning public port authority in the nation with 40,000 acres of land. It transships more steel into Mexico than any other U.S. port. As the major multimodal transportation hub serving the Rio Grande Valley and northern Mexico, the Port of Brownsville supports investment opportunities and jobs. Activity at the port is responsible for adding $2.6 billion to the regional economy, $3 billion to the Texas economy, and for the creation of more than 51,000 jobs statewide. For more information, visit www.portofbrownsville.com