Officer Bobby has been with the Laredo Police Department since 2003, and has been a part of the narcotics unit since 2006. Transitioning from patrol work to the sensitive and dangerous world of narcotics was a tough and exciting challenge. He is proud to know that his work keeps drugs off the streets and away from the neighborhood kids.
How long have you been a cop with Laredo PD?
How long have you been assigned to narcotics?
I’ve been in the Narcotics unit since around 2006.
What’s your favorite thing about being in the narcotics unit?
Narcotics are a totally different animal than patrol work. At first it was a substantial adaptation to make because it is so different than any other field of work. Especially with regards to the sensitivity of a narcotics investigation. And having this information that you’ve built and established, knowing that the majority of the department is unaware of it, is fascinating for me.
Does being a narcotics officer on the Border make you more apprehensive about the job?
You do think the possibility of danger, but I have found that if an officer acts professionally and you just make them aware that, hey today was just your unlucky day. You act professionally and respect them, I get respect in return. You know someone is going to have to pay for that loss. Why should it be me? They know you have a job and that’s taking down narcotics. They choose their own business and we’ve chosen ours.
Is there any case from the past that was the most memorable?
Just knowing you’re taking the junk off the streets is my proudest aspect. I just like knowing that kids are going to be better off by having the drugs in the property room and not in their lives.