Statement from Governor Susana Martinez on new APD chief

SANTA FE (KRQE) — Gov. Susana Martinez issued the following statement on the selection of New Mexico Department of Public Safety (NMDPS) Cabinet Secretary Gorden Eden, Jr. as chief of the Albuquerque Police Department:

“I strongly support Gorden Eden taking this position and believe he is an excellent choice to be the next chief of the Albuquerque Police Department.

“Gorden has been a strong leader in New Mexico in our continuing efforts to keep New Mexico safe, and while his skills and expertise will be missed, I’m certain he will continue his record of leadership with the Albuquerque Police Department.

“From his early career as a New Mexico State Police officer, to his service as the United States Marshal, Gorden has devoted his entire adult life to service in public safety and law enforcement. As cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Department of Public Safety, his able and steady leadership has guided
New Mexico’s law enforcement and public safety personnel, making New Mexico a safer place to live, work and raise a family.

“I’ve come to know Gorden as a man of principle and conviction, and as a good husband and father. I’m honored to call him a friend.

“As Secretary Eden takes on this new role, I look forward to working with him and the men and women of the Albuquerque Police Department to keep our children, families, and communities safe.”

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