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Chief Schultz Formally Announces His Plans to Retire

CAO Rob Perry releases letter from Chief

March 15, 2013

Albuquerque- The man who has led the city to record crime lows, instituted countless public safety programs, and has held the honored position of Albuquerque’s Police Chief of eight years announced his plans to retire from the department.

In a letter sent to the Chief Administrative Officer, Rob Perry, on Wednesday, March 13th Chief Ray Schultz memorialized his time in office, discussed his future plans, and highlighted the department’s major accomplishments.

"As Mayor, my respect and thanks go out to Chief Schultz for his dedication and service to this community," said Mayor Berry. "I have enjoyed working with him over the past three years and I have been impressed with his ability as an innovator and as a leader who cares deeply about this city and his department. I will be working with Chief Schultz and Rob Perry over the coming days and weeks to implement a transition plan that continues to keep the citizens of Albuquerque safe while moving the department forward."

CAO Robert Perry echoed the sentiment, adding, "Chief Schultz possesses great institutional knowledge that he coupled with creative and innovative public safety initiatives, making our police department a model for ingenuity and smart policing." Perry adds that, "under his watch this department has received numerous awards and has paved the way for a new era of crime-fighting."

Mayor Berry, CAO Perry, and Chief Schultz will make themselves available Monday (3/18) afternoon, in the Mayor’s Conference Room to further discuss the letter and future plans for the department.