This story is a staff report from The Paper.

The Albuquerque Police Department has launched a national search for the position of Superintendent of Police Reform and Deputy Chief Administrative Officer.

Deputy CAO & Interim Superintendent of Police Reform Sylvester Stanley, who was the first to fill this new position will be retiring at the end of December. Stanley served as a police chief four times in New Mexico, and also served as a member of APD and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Officer prior to coming back to the city.

“Superintendent Stanley came into his role during a time of significant change and overhaul at the police department,” said Chief Harold Medina. “Sylvester has paved the way for the future of this position, and we are thankful for his time with APD.”

The superintendent will oversee discipline and training and will also work on culture change within APD. “We developed this innovative position to bring about a new era for our police department,” said Mayor Tim Keller.

The Superintendent of Police Reform reports directly to the Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer Sarita Nair. In addition to overseeing discipline and training, the superintendent who fills this role is responsible for providing assessments of the APD’s implementation of court-mandated reform initiatives.