Patrol Section

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


To better serve our growing city, the Patrol Section is divided into three shifts - Day Shift, Swing Shift, and Graveyard Shift. Sworn officers and staff occupy our main police station and the East Mesa Public Safety Campus to better serve the public.

Calls That Officers Respond To

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

  • Assaults
  • Batteries
  • Domestic Violence
  • Motor Vehicle Crashes
  • Suspicious Activities or Persons
  • Thefts
  • Welfare Checks

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 to proactively protect our community. All calls start with the Patrol Section which prides itself on dedication, compassion, and courage.

Additional Information

If you have any questions, comments, commendations or complaints, please let us know and we will promptly address your concerns or issues.