Public Information Office
Public Information Officer (PIO) Dan Trujillo is the primary liaison between the department and the news media. The PIO works closely with investigators and officers to provide information to the news media about incidents or operations that are of importance to the general public, or vital information that may potentially prevent or solve crimes. News releases sent to media outlets can be seen on our News page.
Reporters & Assignment Editors
Reporters and assignment editors who have regular contact with Las Cruces Police Department (LCPD) are sent a schedule each month that identifies the PIO who is on-call after-hours and on weekends, for any particular week. News organizations and reporters who do not regularly cover LCPD are asked to use discretion when contacting the PIO after normal business hours.
The on-call PIO is intended to assist news media with major events or incidents involving LCPD after-hours or on weekends. Statistical information is not readily available by on-call PIO. Email the on-call PIO.
You can receive vital information directly from LCPD via text messaging or email alerts via Nixle. Residents can register for this free service on Nixle. Standard text messaging fees, in accordance with the user’s cell phone carrier, do apply.
Las Cruces Fire Department PIO
The Las Cruces Fire Department has on-call Public Information Officers who handle most fire-related calls. LCPD's on-call PIO may be reached at 575-639-2032 or email the on-call PIO.
City of Las Cruces Government PIO
The Public Information Officer for the City of Las Cruces government, including all other departments besides Police and Fire, can be reached via email or at 575-541-2027.
Incident / Crime Reports
Incident or crime reports generated by the Las Cruces Police Department may be obtained from LCPD's Records Section.
Criminal Complaints / Statements of Facts (Arrest Affidavits)
Criminal Complaints/Statements of Facts, sometimes referred to as Arrest Affidavits, are available from Magistrate Court. The telephone number for Magistrate Court is 575-524-2814.