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Northwest Area Commander

Meet the leadership at the Northwest Area Command.

Cmdr. Donovan Olvera

Donovan Ray Olvera

Donovan Ray Olvera, Sr. is the Commander of Northwest Area Command for the Albuquerque Police Department.

Cmdr. Olvera joined Albuquerque Police Department in January 1999, serving as Field Service Patrolman, DWI Officer, Narcotics Unit Detective, Property Crimes Division Sergeant, Field Service Division Sergeant, CIT Division Lieutenant, Criminal Investigations Commander, and Valley Area Commander.

A native from El Paso, Texas, Commander Olvera is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from Wayland Baptist University. He also graduated from the FBI National Academy in 2015.

Cmdr. Olvera is trained in several specialized law enforcement areas, including DWI laws, Narcotics officer association law, Crisis Intervention Team, and Forensic Intervention Consortium.