Newly sworn in Santa Fe County Sheriff Robert Garcia on Wednesday announced long time Major Ron Madrid, who has been with the department for 27 years, will be the new undersheriff.
With that move, Capt. Robert Riggs, a 17-year veteran, bumps up to assume Madrid’s old rank of Major.
The department has been conducting promotional testing for the past several weeks — even before all the recent scandal surrounding ex-Sheriff Greg Solano erupted. Below are some of those promotions…
Here is a list of recent promotions from corporol to sergeant within the department:
- Daniel Chavez
- Richard Sisneros
- William Pacheco
- Jose Rodriguez
Here is a list of recent promotions from deputy to corporol within the department:
- Rafael Rodriguez
- Michael Martinez
- Diego Lucero
- Ron Crow
Said Garcia in an e-mail:
I have full confidence in these individuals in assisting me in leading this agency forward with the highest degree of integrity and service to the citizens of Santa Fe County.
These promotions will open up vacancies within the ranks. Promotional testing will take place once again and further announcements will take place at a later date.
Of course in light of recent news, Garcia and the department were eager to not only get these promotions and internal moves made quickly, they are more than happy to get the news out to the media as they did this morning. For a couple minutes, anyway, it is news of non-corruption at the department.
Now, back to that corruption…
Here is a link to Wednesday’s ex-sheriff Greg Solano story: State Police say Solano hawked new goods
Here is a link to Wednesday’s ex-deputy Solomon Romero story: Deputy accused of theft resigns