Cabinet Secretary Gregg Marcantel, a United States Marine Corps (USMC) veteran, is also a law enforcement veteran of over 30 years. Before his appointment to the New Mexico Corrections Department in November 2011, Secretary Marcantel was appointed as Deputy Cabinet Secretary at the Department of Public Safety (DPS) in May 2011. Before his appointment to DPS he retired from the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department (BCSD) as a Captain/Division Commander where he spent most of his career in complex criminal investigations
During Secretary Marcantel's career, he successfully completed the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) National Academy and has served as the President of the New Mexico FBI National Academy Associates. He also attended the Bramshill Police Staff College in England, where he studied the leadership and management of serious and serial crimes. He possesses a Master of Science Degree in Forensic and Legal Psychology from the University of Leicester and a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice from Chaminade University of Honolulu. Additionally Gregg holds membership in the FBI National Academy Associates, the Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA), the Association of State Correctional Administrators, and the International Law Enforcement Planners Association (ILEPA). He also serves on a variety of government oversight boards.
Throughout his public safety career, Gregg has received numerous awards ranging from the Navy Achievement Medal in the USMC to national recognition by the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration, to include receipt of the Nation's Top Cop Award by the National Association of Police Organizations in Washington D.C.
He has presented both nationally and internationally on a host of complex criminal investigation strategies and leadership topics to include the course topic today, as well as Police Supervision and Management, Criminal Investigations, Behavior-based Rape Investigations, Murder; an Analytical Study, as well as Forensic Psychology.