Carlsbad police chief announces retirement

January 5, 2014 • State News

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Carlsbad Police Chief Daniel Fierro has abruptly retired.

The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports ( that the 20-year veteran of the department quietly stepped down [auth] from the city’s top police job Dec. 31 and some city officials didn’t even know until only a week before.

In a written statement, City Administrator Steve McCutcheon said Fierro was planning to start a business and stay in Carlsbad.

The retirement comes has a number of cities and town across the state are seeking to fill open police chief jobs. Albuquerque currently is conducting a national search for its open spot.

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