Governor Appoints Los Alamos Sheriff Marco Lucero To State Search And Rescue Review Board

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero to the State Search and Rescue Review Board.

Lucero has been a law enforcement officer since 1988, he attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and is serving his second term as sheriff of Los Alamos County.

When the Search and Rescue Act was put into law in 1978, the Act created the New Mexico Search and Rescue Review Board. A Governor-appointed board that evaluates the operation of the New Mexico Search and Rescue Plan, problems on specific missions, and makes recommendation to the appropriate authorities.

The board is comprised of:

  • The Secretary of Public Safety or designee

  • The Secretary of Health and Environment or designee

  • A representative of the Civil Air Patrol division of the Department of Military Affairs

  • A representative of the New Mexico Emergency Services Council

  • A member certified as a search and rescue person

  • A member of the New Mexico Sheriffs Association

  • The Chief of the New Mexico State Police

  • The New Mexico Search and Rescue Resource Officer (non-voting)

  • A member of the general public who shall act as chairman

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