Roswell Police Department’s newest chief, Al Solis, is sworn in during a Change of Command ceremony as Dennis Kintigh, interim chief, looks on. (Mark Wilson Photo)
Alfonso Solis took his oath of of fice as the Roswell Police Departmentâ€™s new chief, at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, in a special ceremony at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. Solisâ€™ longtime friend, Gov. Susana Martinez, attended.
During the opening remarks, State Representative and Interim Chief Dennis Kintigh said, â€œTo the men and women of the Roswell Police Department, it has been my incredible privilege to serve with you.â€ He told them that they had been an inspiration to him. To the incoming chief, he quipped, â€œIâ€™m so happy to see you.â€
Mayor Del Jurney referred to the occasion as bittersweet, â€œBut when you lose a good man and replace him with another good man, thatâ€™s a pretty good deal.â€ He thanked Kintigh for â€œstepping up to the plateâ€ during the time of transition. â€œWeâ€™re excited about Al Login to read more