Police Department Administration

The Port Lavaca Police Department Administrative offices are located in the Police station located at 201 N. Colorado Port Lavaca, TX 77979. These offices house the Chief of Police, Patrol Lieutenant, CID Lieutenant and the Administrative Assistant.

Police Chief Colin Rangnow

Chief Rangnow was formally sworn in as Port Lavaca Police Chief on November 14, 2016. He has been with the Department since 2008 starting on Patrol then moving to CID.

CID Lieutenant Javier Ramos

Lieutenant Ramos has been serving Port Lavaca since 2011. He’s previously worked Patrol, Narcotics and Crimes against Persons.  As CID Lieutenant, Ramos oversees the Detectives in CID/Narcotics and Clerks in Records and Property.

Patrol Lieutenant Eric Salles

Lieutenant Salles also has been here since 2011. He graduated from the same Victoria Police Academy Class as Lieutenant Ramos.  In his current position, Salles is over the Patrol Division and Dispatch. He also, handles internal investigations.

Administrative Assistant Karen Neal

Karen Neal has been with the Police Department working as a Dispatcher since 2007. Now she serves as Administrative Assistant to the Chief and Lieutenants as well as Property Clerk.