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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 11:00 pm | Updated: 7:03 pm, Wed Mar 12, 2014.

Two deputy chiefs will manage the Santa Fe Police Department until an interim police chief is named to step in for retired Chief Ray Rael, a department spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Deputy Chiefs John Schaerfl and George Ortiz will be in command for now, spokeswoman Celina Westervelt said.

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5 comments:

  • Chris Cord posted at 8:26 pm on Wed, Mar 12, 2014.

    Corder Posts: 21

    Then you have George Ortiz who is more of a problem maker talking bad about everyone else behind their back including the chiefs. And why is he a chief after all he was arrested by SFPD before becoming a cop and never disclosed it on his application.

     
  • Chris Cord posted at 8:25 pm on Wed, Mar 12, 2014.

    Corder Posts: 21

    I just hope Javier makes changes such as at the police department. Having chiefs like John Schaerfl who makes 96k and lives at ashbaugh park for $50 a month is less then right when young officers who make much less could benefit from affordable rent. But these benefits are okay because as he has says "either your swat or not."

     
  • Alfred Padilla posted at 8:58 am on Wed, Mar 12, 2014.

    Xenoace32 Posts: 508

    Bout time Mr. Ortiz congrats!
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  • Pierce Knolls posted at 7:49 am on Wed, Mar 12, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 2985

    " I think the next selected City Manager in which Mayor Gonzales chooses to operate City Hall in the next few days should be making the final decision..." - The city council is about to extend Brian Snyder's contract as City Manager through June 10.

     
  • Francisco Carbajal posted at 7:27 am on Wed, Mar 12, 2014.

    FranciscoCarbajal Posts: 305

    I think the Acting City Manager Brian Snyder decision to complying a list of candidates for the next police chief is not right. I think the next selected City Manager in which Mayor Gonzales chooses to operate City Hall in the next few days should be making the final decision for our next police chief. Definitely, Interim police chief John Schaerfl is an excellent choice to lead the department and there is no reason why Snyder should be researching out of the state or nationwide for the next police chief. Seriously, Chief John Schaerfl is the best choice to run this department because he is well-respected by his peers and community, has excellent qualifications, positive insights about community policing and is a consensus builder of all magnitudes. He is a good Christian man with high integrity and values that I can truly say he can be trusted by the public. I met this man many years ago when I almost lost a family member at a car accident and it was a traumatic event that my family experienced on that night. Mr. Schaerfl assigned a Chaplain from his department to take care of my family emotional and spiritual needs. Frankly, to this day, I will always remember the little Marine Chaplain (don't know his name) who never left my kid alone at the crash site. Excellent choice for a police chief to run this department in the City of Santa Fe. [thumbup]

     

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