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Interim Director of Environmental Health

Meet Paul Rogers, Interim Director of Environmental Health.

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Paul Rogers, Interim Director of Environmental Health.

Paul Rogers is an experienced leader with a substantial background in municipal government. Paul started his public service serving in the United States Air Force. After receiving numerous awards in the USAF, Paul decided to pursue a career in law enforcement and became a Bernalillo County Sheriff's Deputy in the fall of 1986.

In July 1991, Paul started his career with the Rio Rancho Police Department, where he continued to serve as a law enforcement officer until March 2020. During his tenure at RRPD, he served in each rank the department employs, including Interim Chief of Police. He pursued opportunities for self-improvement during his law enforcement career, becoming a state-certified master instructor, field training officer, public information officer, and adjunct instructor for the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy. Paul attended the prestigious Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, School of Police Staff & Command. He completed the course of instruction in May of 2014. During Paul’s tenure as Deputy Chief of the Rio Rancho Police Department, he managed the department's training program, the regional emergency 911 communications center, the department budget, policy development, the school resource officer program, community relations, and media relations.

Paul started his career with the City of Albuquerque when he was appointed as a Deputy Director for the Department of Municipal Development at the beginning of March 2020, with his oversight focused on the Metro Security Division. Since his appointment, the Metro Security Division has seen many procedural and technological advancements. Among the advancements implemented are increased technology and integration for security systems, staff development, advanced training, municipal ordinance enforcement, policy development, and the procurement of updated equipment, to name a few.

Paul has lived in the greater Albuquerque area since 1983 with his wife Erin. His two adult children, Courtney and Paul III, were born in Albuquerque and continue to reside locally. Paul III is currently serving in the United States Army.