Cmdr. Oliver Morris Selected As Los Alamos Police Department Deputy Chief

Cmdr. Oliver Morris/Photo Courtesy LAPD


Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone has announced that Cmdr. Oliver Morris has been selected for the Deputy Chief position vacated by the December 30 retirement of former Deputy Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera. Morris will be sworn in Jan. 20 and the promotion will be effective Jan, 23.

Cmdr. Morris began his career with the Los Alamos Police Department on February 2, 2004 after graduating from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s in criminal justice.  He began as an Officer and has served as a Corporal, Los Alamos Middle School Resource Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, member of the Bomb Squad, and Operations Commander.  He has also served the Community as a past president for the Los Alamos Public Safety Association (LAPSA), North Region coordinator for the New Mexico Special Olympics Torch Run, LAMS track and football assistant coach, LAPS spelling bee judge, and is currently the President for the Rotary Club of Los Alamos.  In 2019 he graduated from the National FBI Academy.

Chief Sgambellone stated, “Oliver is an exceptional Officer and individual who has embodied the Core Beliefs of the Department throughout his career.  I am excited for the Department and community and am honored to serve alongside Oliver in his new role as the Deputy Chief.”