Police chief candidate resum

The finalists being considered for Clovis police chief are a former Dona Ana County sheriff, the current interim chief and a decorated police commander with a background in emergency medical services.City Manager Joe Thomas said last week he will conduct a final round of interviews with the remaining three candidates for Clovis’ police chief.Interim Police […]

Police chief finalists down to three

CNJ staff The list of police chief finalists is down to three, City Manager Joe Thomas said on Friday. Face-to-face interviews will be conducted Monday with Interim Police Chief Michael Ingram of Clovis and Steven Sanders of Northglenn, Colo., Thomas said. Jan Cary, of Titusville, Fla., will be interviewed Friday, he said. Thomas said a […]

Police chief candidates narrowed to eight

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer The field of applicants vying for the position of Clovis Police Chief has narrowed from 29 to eight, according to City Manager Joe Thomas. Interviews are being scheduled, he said. Six of the candidates hail from communities across the country while two are New Mexico residents, including Clovis interim […]

Melrose fire chief says firefighters quit in protest

By Sharna_Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Melrose Fire Department is in upheaval after the village mayor and police chief publicly criticized the department’s handling of criminal allegations against a volunteer firefighter. Fire Chief Kenny Jacobs said three volunteer firefighters have quit and more said they are considering quitting. Jacobs said they’re upset about comments by […]

Commission made proper ruling in case

Freedom New Mexico We are still not fans of the military commission system for dealing with suspected terrorists being held at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay. But the first test of the system, the trial of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a former driver for terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden, has come out with a verdict […]

Tucumcari police investigating shooting

Freedom New Mexico A 19-year-old Tucumcari man was shot about 8 p.m. Monday, Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher said. The injuries are not life threatening, but the victim was scheduled to be transported to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo for treatment, Hatcher said. The man was shot in the left buttocks. The victim’s family was […]

First person: Family gal

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Amy Sellers is currently an administrative assistant to the chief of police. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Amy Sellers has two families. Her children are one and her coworkers at the Clovis Police Department are the other. Sellers began working for the police department in November as a dispatcher […]

Interim police chief named

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Courtesy photo: Clovis Police Department Mike Ingram has been appointed interim Clovis police chief and will serve until a candidate is selected to fill the position, city officials said. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Veteran officer Mike Ingram was appointed Monday as the interim chief of the Clovis Police Department, according to a press […]

Melrose hires female police chief

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Jennifer Dreiling will begin her first day as Melrose police chief on Monday. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Melrose’s first female police chief starts work Monday. Melrose Mayor and Personnel Manager Lance Pyle hired Jennifer Dreiling, 30, during Thursday’s city commission meeting. Dreiling, a 1996 Clovis High School graduate, […]

May 18, 2008 Cops and Courts

Police chief interviews to be held

City seeks new police chief

CNJ Staff The city of Clovis announced Friday its next police chief will be chosen through an open application process, according to a press release. Police Chief Dan Blair announced last month his retirement from the position. His last day will be June 30. The city will begin taking applications Monday and the position will […]

Clovis to open police chief position

The City of Clovis will begin accepting applications for the Clovis Chief of Police position Monday, May 12th, 2008 when the position will be posted on the City of Clovis’ website at www.cityofclovis.org. Clovis City Manager Mr. Joe C. Thomas advised Friday that the position will remain open until filled and the salary will be […]

City accepting applications for police chief

The City of Clovis will begin accepting applications for the Clovis Chief of Police position Monday, May 12th, 2008 when the position will be posted on the City of Clovis’ website at www.cityofclovis.org.

School resource officers to be removed

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks School Resource Officer Tim Marshall will return to patrol duty when the SRO program is ended, according to Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair. Blair said the department doesn’t have the personnel to dedicate officers to the schools. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Beginning next school year, the Clovis Police […]

Former Curry County undersheriff named Texico police chief

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bowman lost his bid for Curry County Sheriff in 2006. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Former Curry County Undersheriff Doug Bowman has been hired as Texico’s police chief. Bowman was selected Tuesday night and will take the department’s reins Monday, according to City Personnel Director Doug Scioli. Scioli said […]

Chief speaks his mind

In case you missed it, here’s what retiring Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair had to say about local crime in Sunday’s paper.

Blair discusses his retirement, career as Clovis police officer

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair announced his retirement Wednesday. His last day will be June 30. Blair, 43, spoke with the CNJ about his decision to retire and his 22-year career as a Clovis police officer. Q: Why retire now after 18 months as chief?A: Me and my wife […]

Melrose police chief leaving

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The village of Melrose’s lone law enforcement officer has submitted his resignation. Police Chief Lee Ferguson, who submitted his resignation April 7, said he has accepted a deputy position with the Parmer County Sheriff’s Department. Ferguson said his final day as chief will be April 25. “I just feel […]

Clovis police chief announces retirement

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File photo Dan Blair has worked for the Clovis Police Department since 1985. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair announced his retirement Wednesday after 18 months in the position, according to a press release from the department. Blair’s last day will be June 30, the release said. He took over […]

Texico police chief quitting

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico police chief John Mares has resigned and is running for sheriff in De Baca County. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer John Mares said Wednesday he has resigned as Texico police chief effective March 28. Mares, who has worked in law enforcement in Clovis and Curry County for almost […]