Police chief sworn in

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Steven Sanders is sworn in Monday at city hall as the new Clovis police chief by municipal judge Jan Garrett. The chief will hold a meet and greet today at 1:00 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library in the Ingram Room.

CNJ Staff

Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders was sworn in Monday, marking his first day in the position.

Municipal Judge Jan Garrett swore Sanders in during a small ceremony before city department heads at the city hall.

Sanders, a former police commander in Northglenn, Colo., has more than 21 years of experience in law enforcement and also holds a master’s degree in computer information systems, according to the resume he submitted to the city.

The 47-year-old replaces Dan Blair, who retired in June after about 18 months as chief.

Since Blair’s retirement, Deputy Chief Mike Ingram has served as interim police chief.

Sanders was selected from a pool of 29 applicants for the position.

Tuesday, the city is hosting a “meet and greet” and Sanders will be on-hand at 1 p.m. in the Ingram room at the Clovis-Carver library for an introduction to the community, according to a press release.

The event is open to the public.