Edmund E.  Perea                                     (505) 720-3822

P.O Box 65340. Albuquerque, NM 87193   eperea.law@gmail.com

To serve the citizens of Albuquerque by providing professional, innovative and progressive leadership in law and public safety


Ø  Police Command Level Officer:  Led police officers for nearly 24 years of distinguished law enforcement service and leadership with increasing professional responsibility.

o   Over twenty-two years of policy, supervision, administrative and management experience with the Albuquerque Police Department (A.P.D.), retired 2005

o   Responsible for managing budgets consummate with the role of Lieutenant and acting Captain. 

Ø  Attorney:  Licensed to practice in New Mexico

o   Proficient at analyzing and evaluating complex legal public safety issues

o   Albuquerque Bar Association: Director

Ø  Department Chair: School of Criminal Justice, private corporation, N.M. campus

o   Manage and administer program requirements and direct full-time and adjunct faculty

Ø  Adjunct Professor: Active college educator of law and policy with local post-secondary institutions

o   Professor of  Law, policy, Ethics and public safety

o   Criminal Law, Controversial Issues in Law Enforcement and Homeland Security course(s)

Ø  Senior Advisor: Advise candidates for public office(s) on national and local policy development

Ø  Mediator: Active mediator, Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court, N.M.

o   International exposure to complex relationship building and dispute resolution through study at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem 

Ø  Commanded Internal Affairs Section:  Ensured administrative compliance and efficiency by actively managing all investigations assigned to the department’s Internal Affairs Section

o   Supervised Metropolitan Court Liaison Unit:  Responsible for coordinating efforts of A.P.D. with the District Attorney’s Office and Metro Court to ensure effective prosecution of cases

Ø  Advisor to Chief of Police on community/law enforcement initiatives by appointment to Community Oriented Policing Steering Committee  

o   Selected field commander representative to Chief’s Advisory Board on department policy

Ø  Supervised Gang Unit:  Created Gang Enforcement Team that helped reduce gang violence

o   Built strong alliances with community leaders that created safer neighborhoods in Albuquerque

o   Criminal Investigations Bureau- Investigated  and managed  major felony case         

o   investigation(s)

o   Police Academy Staff Instructor:  Trained new and veteran members of A.P.D.


Ø  University of New Mexico School of Law:  Juris Doctor, 2008    Albuquerque, NM                                                        

o   Dean and Faculty Award’s:  Significant Contribution to the Law School Community,

Ø  FBI National Academy:  Graduate, 2003 Quantico, VA                                                                       

o   Top 1% of law enforcement managers in the country  

o   Member of the FBI National Academy Leadership (challenge) team

Ø  Northwestern University: School of Police Staff and Command, 1999   Evanston, IL                    

Ø  University of New Mexico:  Bachelor, B.U.S., 1994    Albuquerque, NM

                    Community Involvement & Associations

Ø  Bernalillo County Code of Conduct Board: Vice Chair, current

Ø  Police Oversight Commission Task Force: member, current

Ø  Volunteer:  Muscular Dystrophy Association, Equal Access to Justice Charity

Ø  Member:  State Bar of New Mexico, New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association

Ø  Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates

Ø  Appointee Central N.M. Community College C.J. Academic Advisory Board

Professional Recognition

Ø  Certificate of Commendation for Outstanding Performance:  U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office

Ø  Recognition Award Outstanding Service:  Westside Coalition of Neighborhood Associations