National University

Alumnus Named Police Chief in New Mexico's Third-Largest City

 National University alumnus Michael Geier (Bachelor of Behavioral Science, 1979) has been named Chief of the Rio Rancho Police Department, in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

With a population of more than 90,000, Rio Rancho is the third-largest city in New Mexico. It comprises a suburban portion of the greater Albuquerque metropolitan area, and is located on the West side of the Rio Grande in Bernalillo County.

Chief Geier has 40 years of experience in public safety. he was with the Wilmette Police Department in Illinois for 20 years before joining the Alubquerque Police Department in 1994. The Albuquerque Police Department promoted him to commander in 2011.

 “He comes with an impeccable reputation of doing what’s right in communities and with his fellow officers,” said Rio Ranco Mayor Tom Swisstack.

Chief Geier's numerous honors include a "Hero of the Year" award from the City of Albuquerque,  and recognition for his work against domestic violence and drunken driving.