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M.I.S.D. Police Department
Cris Esquivel Jr.(Chief of Police)
2000 North 23rd,
McAllen, TX, 78501

McAllen* Police Department
Victor Rodriguez(Chief of Police)
PO Box 220, 1601 N Bicentennial Blvd
McAllen, TX, 78501-05

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The city of Mcallen, also called "City of Palms and The Texas Tropics" encompasses the following counties: Hidalgo. Mcallen's government type is Council-Manager. It is comprised of the City Manager, who is currently Mike Perez.

Mcallen encompasses land area: 46.0 sq mi (119.1 km2), water area: 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2). The elevation is 121 ft (37 m) above sea level. According to the 2010 United States Census, the local population is 129,876 (city proper). This equates to a population density of 2,314.7/sq mi (893.8/km2). The local time zone is CST (UTC-6).

Zip codes in Mcallen include 78501-78505. Local area codes are 956. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 48-45384, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at http://www.mcallen.net/.

McAllen is the twentieth most populous city in Texas as well as largest city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. It is located at the southern tip of Texas in an area known as the Rio Grande Valley and is part of the American South. Its southern boundary is located on the Rio Grande River across the Mexican city of Reynosa, the Rio Grande, and about 70 miles (110 km) west of South Padre Island and the Gulf of Mexico. The 2010 census put the city's population at 129,877 and the McAllen–Edinburg–Mission metropolitan area at 774,769. The Reynosa–McAllen Metropolitan Area counts with a population of nearly 1.7 million. Although the area around McAllen was largely rural in character dependent on agriculture for much of its history since it was settled in 1904, the latter half of the 20th century was marked by steady growth that accelerated during the 1980s and led to an economic and population boom in the 1990s and 2000s. Today the McAllen–Edinburg–Mission metropolitan area is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States, although most of its growth was from surrounding smaller cities. The introduction of the maquiladora economy and the North American Free Trade Association led to a boom in international trade, cross-border commerce with Mexico and health care. McAllen's Medicare spending per capita has attracted national scrutiny due to a sharp increase from a national average in 1992 to a near national high by 2006.

McAllen is a regional retail destination for Northeastern Mexican states. While McAllen's total population is 20th among Texas cities, it ranked 12th in overall retail sales, and third in the State in total retail sales per household and per capita.

McAllen is situated on land that was part of porciones 63 and 64, granted respectively by Spain to Antonio Gutiérrez and Juan Antonio Villareal in 1767. Gutiérrez and his heirs inhabited the land at least up to 1883, and Villareal's heirs lived on his land for at least fifty years prior to 1852. The Santa Anita Ranch was established around 1797 by José Manuel Gómez, who received the land grant from Spain in 1800. He raised cattle, sheep, goats, and horses on his ranch and helped to continue colonizing the area. His great-granddaughter Salomé Ballí, who inherited the land in the early 1800s, married John Young, a Brownsville businessman in about 1848. They proceeded to acquire land in the surrounding area, and in 1852 Young applied for porciones 64 and 65 in southern Hidalgo County. Young died in 1859, leaving his holdings to his widow and son, John J. Young, with John McAllen, Young's assistant, as manager. McAllen married Salomé Ballí de Young in 1861, and in 1862 they had a son, James Ballí McAllen. They continued adding land to the ranch, which was renamed the McAllen Ranch. The site of present-day McAllen was within the ranch's boundaries.