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Public Information Office

Police Public Information Officer


Public Information Officer (PIO) Dan Trujillo is the primary liaison between the department and the news media. The PIO works closely with investigators and officers to provide information to the news media about incidents or operations that are of importance to the general public, or vital information that may potentially prevent or solve crimes.

News releases sent to media outlets can be seen on our News page.

Reporters and assignment editors who have regular contact with LCPD are sent a schedule each month that identifies the PIO who is on-call after-hours and on weekends, for any particular week. News organizations and reporters who do not regularly cover LCPD are asked to use discretion when contacting the PIO after normal business hours. PIO Dan Trujillo may be reached weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., by email or at (575) 636-5639.

On-call PIO

The on-call PIO is intended to assist news media with major events or incidents involving LCPD after-hours or on weekends. Statistical information is not readily available by on-call PIOs.

Social Media

You can receive vital information directly from LCPD via text messaging or e-mail alerts via Nixle. Residents can register for this free service at Nixle.com. Standard text messaging fees, in accordance with the user’s cell phone carrier, do apply.

You're also encouraged to 'like' us on Facebook or 'follow' us on Twitter. All news releases sent by LCPD are posted to our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Las Cruces Fire Department PIO

The Las Cruces Fire Department has on-call Public Information Officers who handle most fire-related calls. LCFD's on-call PIO may be reached at (575) 639-2032 or via email.

City of Las Cruces Government PIO

The Public Information Officer for the City of Las Cruces government, including all other departments besides Police and Fire, can be reached via email or at (575) 541-2027.

Incident/Crime Reports

Incident or crime reports generated by the Las Cruces Police Department may be obtained from LCPD's Records Section.

Criminal Complaints/Statements of Facts (Arrest Affidavits)

Criminal Complaints/Statements of Facts, sometimes referred to as Arrest Affidavits, are available from Magistrate Court. The telephone number for Magistrate Court is (575) 524-2814.