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Northeast Area Commander

Meet the leadership at the Northeast Area Command.


Commander Ryan Nelson

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Ryan Nelson had been with the Albuquerque Police Department since 2004. He has worked in the Field Service Bureau as a police officer, a Detective with the Region I Narcotics Task and a Task Force Officer with the Federal Bureau of Investigations. He promoted to Sergeant and returned to supervise the federal task force officers for officers assigned to federal agencies and the Drug Detection Canine Unit. He was promoted to Lieutenant and supervised the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area programs (HIDTA), Region I Federal Task Force, Central Narcotics Unit, Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC), Federal Task Force Officers, the Gun violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) and the Gun Violence Reduction Unit (GVRU). In November 2023, he became the Interim Commander of the Northeast Area Command.