Daines Appointed to Acting Deputy Chief

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Daines Appointed to Acting Deputy Chief

Kiri Danies

Kiri Daines, the lieutenant who oversees the Las Cruces Police Department’s Community Outreach unit, has been appointed acting Deputy Chief in charge of Investigations and Support Services.

Daines’ new assignment follows the promotion of Miguel Dominguez who was appointed interim Chief of Police on Aug. 2. Dominguez oversaw Investigations and Support Services as a Deputy Chief since 2016.

Investigations and Support Services includes the Criminal Investigations Section, Intelligence Unit, the Law Enforcement Academy, Community Outreach, Administration Programs and Metro Narcotics.

Deputy Chief Paul Brock oversees the department’s Field Operations Services which includes three patrol shifts along with the Traffic Unit, SWAT and Police Service Aides.

Daines is a 2000 graduate of the Las Cruces Police Department’s Academy and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from New Mexico State University. She also graduated from the 261st session of the prestigious FBI National Academy.

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