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Investigative and Support Division

Investigative & Support Division

The Las Cruces Police Department's Investigative and Support Division is headed by Deputy Chief Miguel Dominguez and includes the Criminal Investigations Section, Traffic Section and Administrative Support Section.

Throughout his career, Deputy Chief Dominguez has been a strong proponent of Community Based Policing and is committed to partnership-building with the citizens of Las Cruces. He has held multiple positions and ranks throughout the organization including Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer and is a certified departmental instructor. He was selected as Officer of the Year in 2009. He has served as committee chair for the commendation board and played a significant role in managing the department's fleet.

Dominguez has completed many advanced training courses in Operations, Leadership and Supervision. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2010 and assigned to the Patrol Section in the West Area Command. He served as a patrol lieutenant in the West Area Command as well as Special Services which included the K-9, Gang, CIT and Targeting Neighborhood Threats units. He was promoted to the position of Commander in 2015 where he was tasked with heading the West Area Command.

Deputy Chief Dominguez oversees the Criminal Investigations Section, the Traffic Unit, Administrative Support, Metro Narcotics and the budget planning for the department. DC Dominguez can be reached via email or by phone at (575) 528-4310.

Criminal Investigations Section (detectives, Victims Assistance Unit, evidence and identification, crime analyst, warrant officer, computer forensics and the NCIC office).

Traffic Section (traffic patrol, hit-and-run office and School Crossing Guards).

Administrative Support Section (LCPD front office, Records and Transcription)