The City of Alamogordo, established in 1898, is a modern, progressive, affordable living community with a population of approximately 40,000. Located at the base of the Sacramento Mountain range, the city enjoys mild temperatures year round. The Department of Public Safety was established in 1967. Since that time, DPS has provided both Police and Fire protection services for the community. Prior to 1967, the services were provided by a paid Police Department and a paid Fire Department. Public Safety Officers enjoy the unique experience of serving the public in both the Police and Fire Service fields. The Alamogordo DPS is regarded as one of the most progressive, well trained, and professional departments in the State of New Mexico, achieving NM State Accreditation in 2006.
The primary mission of the Alamogordo Department of Public Safety is to provide citizens of Alamogordo with the most professional and effective Law Enforcement, Animal Control, Code Enforcement and Fire Services attainable..
The principal functions of this Department are the preservation of law and order, the prevention and detection of crime, the apprehension of offenders, and the protection of persons and property in accordance with Federal Law, State Law, and City Ordinances.
The Department is comprised of a number of divisions to include: Patrol, Fire Services, Community Relations, Criminal Investigations, Administrative Services, Records, Dispatch, Animal Control and Code Enforcement. These divisions work together to accomplish the mission of the Department.
Crimestopper Bulletins, Child Safety Seat Clinics, Pet Adoption functions and Free Smoke Detector programs are held throughout the year to assist the public in receiving as many services of the Department as possible.
Please see attached links to these programs as well as more information on the divisions of the Department.