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Tabarez now the Chief

(Calexico has a new Police Chief)…Pompeyo Tabarez Sr. took the oath Tuesday afternoon.

The swearing in was without fanfare. Officials, however, say a ceremonial swearing in may be scheduled at a later date. Tabarez takes over from Gonzalo Gerardo, who had filled the seat on an interim basis after Chief Jim Neuhjar unexpectedly retired from the position earlier this year. Tabarez’s hiring was on a controversial 3-2 City Council vote. There was no controversy surrounding the searing in. Tabarez began his tenure as the new Police Chief Wednesday.