ALBUQUERQUE: Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller said he went both inside the outside the Albuquerque Police Department for leadership to fight crime and reform the entire organization.
The Mayor announced last Monday his selection of interim Chief Harold Medina to be the new chief and Sylvester Stanley, currently chief of Isleta Pueblo, as superintendent of police reform, a new position.
Medina was named interim chief with the departure of the previous chief in late 2020.
The new chief will focus on crime-fighting activities in the Duke’s city, recruiting police officers and building morale. Stanley will oversee discipline of officers as well as the department’s academy and Internal Affairs division and work with the U.S. Department of Justice.
“It takes both an insider and an outsider to strike the right balance on the dual challenges of crime-fighting and police reform,” Keller said.
Medina is the first Hispanic to be Albuquerque’s police chief since 2001.
Both Medina and Stanley will report to the city’s chief administrative officer, Sarita Nair. Contribution of AP.

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