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Noe Castillo

Chief of Police
Tel: 956.487.8892 
Fax: 956.488.2045
 402 E. Main St.
Rio Grande City, Texas 78582

Prior to becoming a public servant, Noe Castillo was an Administrative Assistant in the restaurant industry for Bowen Enterprises.

Castillo graduated from the Laredo Police Academy in December of 1994 and served as Deputy Constable.    He then worked as a jailer and was quickly promoted to Sheriff’s Deputy on patrol with the Starr County Sheriff’s Department. (read more)

The mission of the Rio Grande City Police Department is to provide a city wide strategy to prevent and fight crime for a safer environment for the community.


The Rio Grande City Police Department's functions are organized according to its administrative divisions:  


  1. Administration:  Lead the department by prescribing rules and regulations and taking all personnel actions.
  2. Criminal Investigations:  Conduct investigations of crimes against life
    and property and participate in investigative programs with other law enforcement entities.
  3. Patrol:  Provide a visible and effective peace officer presence in the community through patrol units, Juvenile Offenders' Program, Crime Stoppers Program and Riot Team.
  4. Communications:  Manage emergency and non-emergency communications from all department clients. 


All police officers shall have powers, rights and jurisdiction as provided under Sections 341.001 and 341.021 Texas Local Government Code and shall enforce all penal ordinances of the City.




  • HIDTA Task Force:  The department participates in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
    Task Force.
  • Crime Stoppers:  The success of the national Crime Stoppers Program has lead to the creation of a local program Crime Stoppers International (CSI).  If you have a tip or other information please contact the Crime Stoppers Program or the department at 956/488-TIPS (8477).
  • Lost Property: The department provides a procedure for the sale of unclaimed, lost or stolen articles coming into the custody of the department.  Lost property sales are typically conducted with municipal surplus property sales.  Please check periodically to find information on dates and locations for lost property auctions/sales.