LAPD Deputy Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera Announces Intent To Retire Dec. 30


Los Alamos County Deputy Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera has submitted his intent to retire with his last working day on Dec. 30, Chief Dino Sgambellone announced Tuesday.

“Jason began his law enforcement career with the Taos County Sheriff’s Office in June of 2002.  Jason was hired by Los Alamos County as a Police Corporal in September of 2006.  He was promoted to Sergeant in February of 2008 and made Police Lieutenant in November of 2010.  In November of 2012, Jason was promoted to Police Commander and then Deputy Chief of Police in November of 2014.  As Deputy Chief, Jason Supervised the Operations, Staff Services, and Support Bureaus including Operations, Emergency Management, Dispatch, Staff Services, and Detention. 

“During his law enforcement career, Jason received numerous commendations and acknowledgements including the Medal of Merit for disarming a gunman that pulled a weapon on responding Officers, and the Medal of Valor in 2019 for his efforts in saving stranded citizens during a snow and wind storm without regard for his own safety.   

“Jason graduated from the FBI National Academy, Class 295 in 2015.  For several years, Jason served the community as a coach for numerous youth athletic programs in Los Alamos.  Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from West Texas A&M University. 

“Jason is perhaps best known for his positive attitude, teamwork, and empathy towards citizens in need.  He will be missed within the Department and community and we thank him for his many years of service.