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Patrol Section

The Las Cruces Police Department Patrol Section is the backbone of the department being the first to respond to calls and helping our citizens. Patrol officers patrol our community in marked police units and are the most visible members of the department. The Patrol Section operates around the clock everyday of the year.

To better serve our growing city, the Patrol Section is divided into two area commands - the West Area Command and East Area Command. The West Area Command is responsible for parts of the city west of I-25 while the East Area Command covers the city east of I-25.

Patrol officers are responsible for responding to a myriad of different calls to include, but not limited to:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Thefts
  • Battery's
  • Assaults
  • Motor Vehicle Crashes
  • Welfare Checks
  • Suspicious Activities or Persons
  • All other reported criminal activity

Patrol officers are responsible for proactive patrol and traffic enforcement throughout their assigned areas.

Members of the Patrol Section are focused on problem solving and responding to community concerns. They accomplish this by practicing the tenets of Community Policing and collaboration with other city departments as well as local, state, and federal agencies and all other stakeholders.

Patrol officers can often be seen on foot patrol and on bicycles in order to proactively protect our community. All calls start with the Patrol Section which prides itself on dedication, compassion and courage.

If you have a comment, complaint or compliment you may call (575) 528-4200 or write to us at:

Las Cruces Police Department
Patrol Section
P.O. Box 20000
Las Cruces, NM 88004