Sergeant Anaya began his career with the Albuquerque Police Department in 1999. He spent the next nine years working field services in several area commands throughout the city. In 2008 Sgt. Anaya was selected to be an instructor at the Albuquerque Police Department Academy. He spent four years as a Basic Police Instructor teaching cadets and helping build the future of the Albuquerque Police Department. Sgt. Anaya was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in May 2014, and is currently assigned to the Foothills Area Command. Sgt. Anaya is also a proud member of the New Mexico Army National Guard, were he serves as a Chief Warrant Officer Medevac pilot for a Black Hawk helicopter company out of Santa Fe NM.