After four years of heading New Mexico State Police, Chief Tim Johnson is retiring in late June, the Governor’s Office announced Tuesday.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Tuesday she had appointed Johnson’s successor — W. Troy Weisler, who serves as the department’s deputy chief for strategic development, special projects, communications and recruiting, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports.
Weisler will head the 700-officer agency after Johnson departs June 24.
In the news release announcing the change in leadership, the governor said, Weisler will “focus on building up relationships with local and federal partners to drive down crime and make New Mexico safer. He is dedicated to creating a state police force which reflects the communities it protects by developing and implementing innovative ways to increase diversity within the department.”