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Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Completes FBI National Academy Program

on April 8, 2015 - 7:09pm

FBI Director James Comey, left, presents a certificate to Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow-Herrera. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow-Herrera has graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Va.

The 259th Session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 49 states. Included in the class are members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 24 International Countries, six military organizations and five federal civilian organizations. 

Internationally known for its academic excellence, the

Judge Sentences Stephen M. Geisik Of Los Alamos To 364 Days In Jail In Child Molestation Case

on April 8, 2015 - 12:17pm
Staff Report

Judge Mary Marlowe-Sommer orders convicted child molester Stephen M. Geisik of Los Alamos to serve 364 days in the Los Alamos County Jail.

Geisik, 23, was facing more than 30 years in prison for his April 2012 charge of criminal sexual penetration of a child less than 13 years of age. Los Alamos police also charged Geisik, who was 21 years old at the time, with contributing to the delinquency of a child.

The judge sentenced Geisik for these crimes during a District Court hearing Monday at the Justice Center in Los Alamos.

"He was facing 3 years to 31.5 years," Prosecuting

Northern New Mexico Fire Academy Hosts First Classes

on April 7, 2015 - 10:58am

NMFI News:

SANTA FE – A total of 181 wildland firefighters from five states representing 36 different federal, state, local and non-governmental jurisdictions are attending the inaugural session of the new Northern New Mexico Fire Academy in multiple locations centered around Santa Fe this week. 

The Academy is offering nine classes based on a training needs analysis that identified the Incident Command System (ICS) and wildland firefighting courses in highest demand in the region.

DHS Again Seeks License Plate Readers Technology

on April 7, 2015 - 10:37am


HSNW News:

A year after privacy concerns led DHS to recall its solicitation for bids by private companies to help the department create a national license-plate database, which would allow unlimited access to information obtained from commercial and law enforcement license plate readers (LPRs), the agency has renewed its solicitation on the basis that privacy concerns raised by civil liberties groups and lawmakers could be addressed and managed.

In a privacy impact assessment issued last month, DHS said it is not seeking to build a national database or contribute data