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Las Cruces names new police chief
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Jaime R. Montoya is the new police chief for the Las Cruces Police Department.
Montoya, 47, is currently serving as deputy chief for the department, but will take over as chief on Dec. 29, succeeding Richard Williams, who will retire at the end of December.
Montoya is a 22-year veteran of LCPD. He holds a bachelor's degree from New Mexico State University and graduated from the Las Cruces Police Academy in 1991. During the course of his career, he served as a patrol officer, traffic officer, detective, sergeant, and lieutenant prior to becoming deputy chief in charge of the department's operations and budget.
"I am honored and enthused about starting this new chapter. This is an exciting time for the LCPD as we continue to move forward. The city of Las Cruces will see new leaders in the department due to retirements, and I am certain these new leaders will be an asset to LCPD and the community," Montoya said.
Montoya's salary will be $110,000 annually.