The newest member of the Sealy Police Department was sworn in Monday afternoon at the station located at 1320 Rexville Road.
Nicholas Mendiola had most recently been with the San Felipe Police Department where his chief David Randle, a former Sealy ISD and Sealy Police officer, advised him of the growth potential within the Sealy force.
“He said there was a lot of (room) to grow and learn more about law enforcement,” Mendiola said after the ceremony. “It’s a great training department, one that will keep you on your toes and help you have a great career.”
Mendiola, originally from the Houston area, was joined by his wife Veronica and three children, sons Alex and Noah (both entering fourth grade) and daughter Penelope (entering kindergarten), at the swearing-in ceremony. Mendiola said his ultimate goal within law enforcement is to be a homicide detective.
“The guy that starts all the way from the beginning,” Mendiola said of a homicide detective’s responsibilities. “I’m here to restart everything, reset everything and get better knowledge and instincts to help me get to that goal.”
Mendiola said he’s been around Sealy before but noted his excitement about the town having an accessible running track and skate park. Mendiola said he also looked forward to building upon the relationship with the city Randle told him about and its residents.
“All around, they’ll prepare you more for what’s out there,” Mendiola said of the Sealy Police Department. “Thank you very much and I hope I can do a great job here for this city.”