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BernCo Commission Passes Ordinance to Create Sheriff’s Office Advisory and Review Board

09/23/2020
12:32 PM
Larry Gallegos, O (505) 468-1273, C (505) 228-6668 - lagallegos@bernco.gov

Bernalillo County – At Tuesday night’s administrative meeting, the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance creating a Sheriff’s Office Advisory and Review Board.

“It is the purpose of this board to improve public transparency and accountability with respect to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office,” says County Commissioner James Collie. “This board shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of County Commissioners, the Sheriff’s Office, and the public.”

The board will be made up of nine members. Each commissioner will appoint one member from their district and four at-large members will be selected by the commission from the pool of all applicants. The terms of all members will be four years.

The resolution passed on a 4 to 1 vote with Commissioner Lonnie Talbert voting against the ordinance.

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About Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 676,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos, and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county. Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $650 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff, and treasurer.

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