By Barry Massey
The Associated Press
SANTA FE — New Mexico State Police Deputy Chief Pete Kassetas was named Friday to take over as head of the statewide law enforcement agency.
Kassetas is a 20-year veteran of the State Police and replaces Chief Robert Shilling, who is retiring.
Republican Gov. Susana Martinez announced the appointment, saying Kassetas “has an exceptional understanding of law enforcement techniques, departmental objectives, and community outreach.”
As chief, Kassetas will be paid about $103,000 a year.
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