RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Rio Rancho has hired a new police chief.
Stewart Steele comes from the Chickasha Police Department in Oklahoma. He will start on August 7 with a salary of nearly $115,000.
He replaces Chief Michael Geier who retired in February. His salary was $123,000.
Rio Rancho recieved more than 40 applications from 21 states.
Steele has worked in law enforcement for more than 30 years.