LAPD wraps up pivotal year

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Department changes include remodeled station, 911 consolidation and state accreditation

By Carol A. Clark

Calling it one of the proudest moments in his law enforcement career, Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy accepted state accreditation for his department during a special ceremony in Taos. In July, LAPD passed all 217 standards required for accreditation and became the first New Mexico county to earn such designation.
The police department and jail renovation project also was completed this year, bringing both into compliance with state regulations.
Another milestone accomplished in 2010 was the consolidation of police and fire dispatch operations, which moved from a facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory into the newly remodeled police station.
After taking over as police chief six years ago, Torpy developed a succession plan for his department. In October, he promoted five officers to senior positions, following a round of extensive testing. Sergeants Jason Herrera and Preston Ballew were promoted to lieutenants. Corporals Monica Salazar, James Rodriguez and Oliver Morris were promoted to sergeants.
“These officers really are the next generation of leadership for this department,” Torpy said at the time.

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