Jeremy Story Appointed Interim Police Chief
Las Cruces City Manager Ifo Pili has announced Deputy Chief Jeremy Story will serve as Interim Chief of the Las Cruces Police Department beginning Saturday, July 1, 2023.
Story will serve as Interim Chief following the retirement of Miguel Dominguez who retired from the LCPD effective June 30, 2023. Dominguez was a 20-year veteran of the Las Cruces Police Department and served as Chief since November 2020.
“I’ve had the privilege of working with Jeremy Story and have full confidence that he’ll successfully and honorably lead the Las Cruces Police Department until we find our next Chief,” Pili said.
Story has served as Deputy Chief of Operations since October 2022 and has been a commissioned officer since graduating from LCPD’s 38th Academy in 2007. Story was valedictorian of his graduating class.
Prior to his appointment as Deputy Chief, Story was a lieutenant with LCPD since 2018. In Story’s 16 years with Las Cruces police, he has overseen the department’s Academy, SWAT team, Traffic Unit, Gang Unit, and he served as Commander of LCPD’s Honor Guard.
In 2012, Story earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from New Mexico State University.
The Las Cruces Police Department has two deputy chiefs. As Deputy Chief of Operations, Story has overseen the department’s three patrol shifts along with the Traffic Unit, SWAT team and Police Service Aides. Sean Mullen became Deputy Chief of Administration effective Jan. 1, 2023, and oversees the Criminal Investigations Section, Intelligence Unit, the Law Enforcement Training Academy, Community Outreach, Administrative Programs and Metro Narcotics.
The City of Las Cruces will conduct a nationwide search for its next Chief of Police and will fill the position as soon as possible.