New Police Academy civilian training director named
Posted at: 07/19/2012 8:59 PM
| Updated at: 07/19/2012 9:10 PM
By: KOB.com staff
Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry and Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz named the new first-ever civilian Police Academy director.
Joseph Wolf, 56, is currently the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Training Academy Chief in Glynco, Ga.. There, he is responsible for the curriculum development and training of future ICE agents.
Wolf was selected from a nationwide pool of 70 applicants. In a prepared statement, Berry said he was looking forward to having one of the "nation's premier law enforcement training executives" join the team.
Back in January, Berry announced several changes to the police academy including the selection standards for new cadets as well as creating a civilian training director position. Previously, cadets weren't required to have some college or military experience and the academy was managed by a sworn law enforcement officer from within the department.
Wolf, who said he will work to have a positive impact on the department and community, begins his new job July 30.