Victor was born in Brownsville, Texas, on January 23, 1957. He graduated from Brownsville Hanna High School in 1975, and moved to Huntsville, Texas to work for the Texas Department of Corrections as a Corrections Officer. He attained the rank of Sergeant before leaving in 1978 to rake a position with the Cameron County Sheriff as jailer and chief jailer.
In 1978 he was hired by the City of Brownsville as a patrolman. For the next 17 years Victor Rodriguez served the citizens of Brownsville as a law enforcement officer. Moving up the ranks, he held the positions of Patrolman, Detective, Detective-Sergeant,
Sergeant-Director of Special Investigations, Lieutenant - Director of Criminal Investigations Command, Acting Captain, Acting Chief of Police, and Chief of Police.
He was appointed to the position of Chairman of the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole in 1995 and served 4 years before accepting the post of Chief of Police for the City of Harlingen.
In 1999 he was hired as Director of the Parole Division by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. In 2001 he applied, and was appointed by the City Commissioners of the City of
McAllen for the position of Chief of Police, of which he continues to serve today.
Victor Rodriguez received his Associate Degrees in Applied Science and Arts at Texas Southmost College in Brownsville Texas in 1987 and 1988 respectively. In 1988 he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas, Pan American. The University of Texas, San Antonio awarded him his Masters Degree in Public Administration, in 1999.
He is a graduate of the 143rd Session of the FBI National Academy, the 25th Session of the FBI's Law Enforcement Executive Development Program, Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, Program for Senior Executives in
State and Local Government, June 1994 Session, and the Governor's Executive Development Program, December 2001.
Victor Rodriguez holds a Masters and Instructors certification through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, and certification for Law Enforcement Instructor Development, and Management of the Training Process through the FBI Training School. He has held membership and served as Chairperson of boards including, South Texas College (STC) Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence Advisory Council, Presiding Principal Texas RGV Anti-Gang (TAG) Center, City of McAllen Complete Count Committee- US Census 2020, the Texas Auto Theft Prevention Authority and The Texas Board of Pardons
and Paroles. Past board memberships include Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, the Association of Paroling Authorities International, the Texas Interstate Compact Committee, the
Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council-Criminal Justice Advisory Committee, Leadership Brownsville, Brownsville Rotary, United Way Fund Distribution Panel and the United Way Campaign 1994, and Governor Perry's Anti-Crime Commission.
Chief Rodriguez has been honored on numerous occasions.