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 two buildings to better serve the public: our main police station located at 217 E. Picacho and the East Mesa Public Safety Campus located at 550 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd.
Patrol officers are responsible for responding to a myriad of different calls to include, but not limited to:
Motor Vehicle Crashes
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 to proactively protect our community. All calls start with the Patrol Section which prides itself on dedication, compassion and courage.
If you have any questions, comments, commendations or complaints, please let us know and we will promptly address your concerns or issues.
Graveyard Shift is led by Lt. Marc Pacheco who has been with LCPD for more than 20 years. He has experience in different sections of the department to include being a supervisor and detective in the Professional Standards Unit and a patrol supervisor for five years. Four sergeants are also assigned to the Graveyard Shift. Each sergeant brings specialized training in different aspects of the job. The officers' experience range from 20 years to one year. Each officer is highly motivated an eager to serve their community.
Graveyard Shift hours are 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Office: (575) 528-4455
Our Swing Shift Lt. is Mike Alba who has been when the Las Cruces Police Department for 18 years. He was assigned to the Patrol Section from July 1999-2003. He was promoted to detective in our Criminal Investigations Section from 2003-2006. In September of 2006, he was promoted to sergeant and was assigned for three years to Patrol. In June 2009, Mike Alba was assigned to the Las Cruces/Dona Ana Metro Narcotics Unit as the ASAIC until March 2016. Mike Alba was promoted to lieutenant in March 2016 where he has been assigned to the Patrol Section. He also was a field training officer for Patrol and SWAT Team member/team leader from 2001-2009. There are currently five sergeants assigned to Swing Shift.
Swing Shift hours are 3:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Office: (575) 528-4203
Day Shift is supervised by Lt. Shane Brisco who graduated from the 31st. LCPD Academy in 2000 and has been with the Las Cruces Police department ever since. While serving as a patrol officer from August 2000 to May of 2007, Lt. Brisco was a field training officer and part-time instructor at the LCPD Academy. In January 2013 he was transferred to the Academy full time and served as the Training Director for three years before returning to patrol and being promoted to his current rank. Lt. Brisco is a master use of force and master defensive tactics instructor through the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. He has also served as the supervisor of the Hostage Negotiations Team since 2008.
The Day Shift consists of roughly 30 officers including supervision. The officers of Day Shift are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our community by working with the community to reduce crime and solve problems our citizens face.
Day Shift hours are 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Office: (575) 528-4179
If you have a comment, complaint or compliment you may call (575) 528-4200 or write to us at:
Las Cruces Police Department
P.O. Box 20000
Las Cruces, NM 88004