Tim Keller begins quick transition to Albuquerque’s mayor office

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Tim Keller has just days to get ready to take over as mayor of Albuquerque, and Wednesday he got right down to business.

He met outgoing Mayor R.J. Berry for lunch so they could get a transition plan started.

There are just eight business days until Keller takes office. Usually, they have around 60 days, but the runoff election changed that. 

Mayor Berry says he feels the city is doing well right now as far as jobs are concerned, but he and Keller agree the biggest challenge right now is the crime.

That includes getting more officers on the streets. Keller says the Albuquerque Police Department is one of his top priorities.

“There are settlement issues we have to look at and also look at full reform at APD and setting the stage for that will take a while,” Keller said. “We have a lot of work to understand deep in the department where things are and what things we need to work on.”

Keller says he’s planning for a national search for a new police chief. He says he does want an interim chief in place soon to help stabilize the department.


Send a Breaking News Tip

Report an error or typo

Learn about the KRQE apps


KRQE.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s