State Police Chief Pete Kassetas announces retirement

New Mexico

State Police Chief Pete Kassetas retired Monday after 26 years with the department.

During his career, Chief Kassetas worked in both patrol and criminal investigations as an officer and supervisor.

Before his retirement, he says he wanted to bring back a part of the State Police’s legacy. 

“In 1933 the New Mexico motor patrol was formed. The original seven officers were issued Harley Davidson’s. It has been almost 70 years since the New Mexico State Police has had a Harley Davidson in their fleet,” says Chief Kassetas.

The chief says he is proud to add two new Harley Davidson motorcycles to the motor unit in 2019. 

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