New Brass Announced for Albuquerque Police Department
August 3, 2013
Albuquerque- Today Mayor Richard J. Berry officially welcomed Interim Police Chief Allen Banks into his new position, and the duo introduced the soon to be promoted Deputy Chiefs of the Albuquerque Police Department. This announcement is in response to several vacancies or temporary promotions at the top of APD’s management. The following Officers have and will be promoted to APD’s top brass:
- Interim Chief Allen Banks, has taken over the position of Chief of APD, during the hiring process. Born and raised in Albuquerque Chief Banks service to APD began in 1992. Banks served as a Patrol Officer in both the Valley and Northeast Area Commands. After promotion to Sergeant in 2001, Banks was in the Field Services Bureau in the Foothills Area Command. He also graduated from the FBI National Academy, class 237, and served in the Internal Affairs and the Background Unit. Upon taking office in 2009, Mayor Berry chose him for his first promotion to Deputy Chief. As Deputy Chief of Field Services, he oversaw the largest department within the organization.
- Deputy Chief Mac Page, as the most senior deputy chief, he is overseeing Field Services, the largest bureau within the Albuquerque Police Department. DC Page started working for APD in June of 1990. He has served within the following divisions: Field Services (Patrol), Property Crimes, Field Training (Officer), Violent Crimes, Crisis Intervention Team, Emergency Response Team, Crime Lab, Operations Chiefs office, Commander Southwest Area Command, and Deputy Chief Criminal Investigations Bureau. He attended the Northwestern University school of Police Staff and Command and he is a United States Marine Corps veteran. Page is married with three daughters.
- Deputy Chief William Roseman, was promoted from Commander to the Deputy Chief of Support Services. DC Roseman moved to Albuquerque in 1990 with the Unites States Air Force. Upon completion of his service in the military, he joined the Albuquerque Police Department in 1994. He served in Field Services for the first 10 years of his career, serving in every Area Command. In 2004, DC Roseman Graduated from Wayland Baptist University with honors (Magna Cum Laude) and was promoted to Sergeant, finishing first on his promotional list. He continued to serve in Field Services until his promotion to Lieutenant in 2007 in which he also finished first on his Lieutenant’s process. As Lieutenant, he transferred to the Juvenile Section of Violent Crimes and assisted in opening up the Family Advocacy Center. DC Roseman transferred to Special Investigations in 2010 as the Career Criminal Section Lieutenant. In 2011, he was promoted to Commander of the Property Crimes Division. He helped develop and create the Departments bait theft program. Earlier this year DC Roseman was transferred to the Professional Accountability Division where he has served until his promotion to Deputy Chief. He will be attending the FBI National Leadership Academy in Washington DC this January. DC Roseman is married to his wife Jane and they have four children.
- Deputy Chief Eric Garcia, was promoted from Commander to the Deputy Chief of the Investigative Bureau. DC Garcia, a native of New Mexico, began his career with the Albuquerque Police Department in June 1990. As a patrol officer, he worked the Westside, Northeast, Southeast, and Valley area commands. He was also a member of the Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) and the Gang Unit. In October 1998 he was promoted to supervised teams in the Southeast and Valley area commands. In February 2004, DC Garcia was promoted to lieutenant and supervised the Westside graveyard shift until April 2006, when he was transferred to the Operations Review Section of the Chief’s Office. In September 2007, he was promoted to the rank of commander. Since then he has commanded the Property Crimes Division, the Metro Traffic Division, and the Special Investigations Division. DC Garcia attended UNM on the Presidential Scholarship. He is a graduate of the 236th FBI National Academy. He comes from a family of peace officers; his brothers and his wife all have/are law enforcement officers.
Mayor Richard J. Berry was honored to swear in the new top tier of management at APD, saying, "I am so proud of our new Chief and our Deputy Chiefs. I know they bring with them a wealth of knowledge that will aid them well as they protect and serve this great city."
Chief Banks, who has known all of the officers promoted today for many years, was appreciative to have the new Deputy Chiefs on board, "I feel very confident in this group of men, and I am honored to serve this community with them. I want the community to know that we as a Department will continue to improve and learn from the challenges we have had and that we will surely face in the future. We will never stop pursing ways to improve the level of service we provide to our city."