Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Safety Boss Must Get Certified.

Byline: Jennifer Archibeque Journal Staff Writer

Estancia Sees Need For Police Training

The Estancia Board of Trustees at its regular meeting Jan. 16 offered its public safety director the opportunity to keep his current job if he becomes a certified police officer.

Wayne Granger, formerly chief of the Estancia Fire Department, became director of the town's newly formed Public Safety Department in May.

Estancia previously had separate fire and police departments, but trustees voted to create a department of public safety to oversee both departments after a slew of problems with two police chiefs.

Granger agreed to consider the town's offer to stay on as director. …

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