Chief of Police
after hours: 894-7111
T or C, NM 87901
The Drug Awareness Program is administered to Second Graders in T or C Elementary Schools.
The program's mascot, Cisco, is a rescuee from the Sierra Animal Shelter - as were all of his predecessors.
The Department is always recruiting for positions. Anyone over 20 years of age who meets the standard qualifications may apply, and it is never too late to begin a career in policing!
Applicants must have a High School diploma and a clean record to apply for a position as a Police Officer.
The hiring process includes oral interviews, physical and written tests, reference checks, and performance evaluations.
Once hired, new officers undergo advance police training.
If you're interested in the kind of job that allows you to make a difference to people every day, working for the PD may be a perfect fit for you.
Application forms are available on our Human Resources Department page.
If you're interested in volunteering as a part-time Reserve Officer, contact Reserve Lieutenant Shinn at 575-740-3259.
If you are going out of town and would like to have our officers make checks on your home while you are gone, call and ask to be put on the Patrol Check List.
Officers will attempt to check your residence and the surrounding area for as long as you are away. Checks are made as part of routine patrol, between calls. Putting your name on the list does not guarantee that your home will be checked daily; rather, checks are made if time allows.
Unfortunately there are some calls the Police Department can not answer. Examples include issues regarding code enforcement, worthless checks, consumer fraud, and undomesticated animals (wildlife). The following agencies should be contacted instead:
For code enforcement issues (examples include un-kempt yards, weed problems, junk vehicles, etc.), contact the City's Code Compliance Department.
For worthless checks, call the District Attorney's office at 894-9033.
For consumer fraud, contact the New Mexico Attorney General's Office.
For undomesticated animal issues (wildlife and exotic animals) contact the New Mexico Fish and Game Department.