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Field Operations Division

Field Operations Division

The Las Cruces Police Department's Field Operations Division - which includes the Patrol Section, Special Services and the Codes and Animal Control - is headed by Deputy Chief Miguel Dominguez and Commander Paul Brock.

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.

Commander Paul Brock has more than 20 years experience with the Las Cruces Police Department. He has been a patrol officer, K-9 handler, Metro Narcotics agent, a sergeant and lieutenant. Cmdr. Brock is Traffic Motors certified, and an instructor in defensive tactics and general police instruction. Brock earned a bachelor of science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas-El Paso and has lived in New Mexico for more than 20 years.

For more information on the Field Operations Division, please feel free to visit:

Patrol Section (Patrol Services & Prisoner Transport).

Special Services Section (K-9 Unit, TNT Unit, School Resource Unit, Crisis Intervention Officer & Community Liaison Officer).

Codes Enforcement & Animal Control Section (Codes Enforcement & Animal Control).