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PORTALES—After 26 years of service to Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, Ray Chambers, chief of University Police, is retiring. A new chief is expected to be named by July 1.
“We are grateful to Chief Chambers for his many years of service,” said Steven Gamble, ENMU president. “He has been a true professional, and we will miss his leadership. We are glad that we will still have his services for a few more months during the transition to a new chief."
Chambers originally worked for ENMU in 1978 as a patrolman, then worked for the Portales Police Department from 1978-84. He then returned as chief of ENMU University Police in 1984.
Chambers, a retired Air Force veteran, has associate’s and bachelor’s degrees from ENMU in criminal justice. His professional memberships include the New Mexico State Police Mounted Patrol and Fraternal Order of Police.
A search will be conducted to replace Chambers.