Los Alamos Police Chief Vacancy Draws 40 Applicants


The search for a new police chief moves forward as Police Chief Wayne Torpy officially retires Friday, Aug. 23.

The position posting closed July 26. The County received 40 applications for the position, of which 26 applicants met the minimum qualifications. County Administrator Harry Burgess will select up to five finalists. The top candidates will travel to Los Alamos for in-person interviews and a special “meet the finalists” reception with the public at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

The County will have three panels including a senior management, LAPD and community panel that will conduct all day interviews with the finalists Sept. 13. It’s expected that the county administrator will extend an offer to the successful candidate before the end of September.


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