News Flash

Posted on: June 18, 2021

W. Picacho Avenue Structure Fire

Engine 1 Firetruck

Las Cruces Fire Department responded to a structure fire Thursday evening at a motel on the 1700 block of W. Picacho Avenue. The occupants of a New Mexico State Police unit (NMSP) passing by the location, noticed smoke and fire coming from the rear of the...

Read on...

Public Safety
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Officers Help Restore Basketball Court at Buena Vida Apartments

Buena Vista Apartments

Several officers from the Las Cruces Police Department’s Community Outreach Unit recently partnered with staff from Buena Vida Apartments to repair and replace basketball goals on their property. LCPD officers learned the basketball court at Buena Vida A...

Read on...

Public Safety
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Pedestrian Critically Injured in Friday Crash

Unit Lights Daytime Overheads

Las Cruces police are continuing to investigate a Friday evening crash that critically injured a 37-year-old pedestrian. Shortly before 10 p.m. on Friday, June 11, Las Cruces police and fire were dispatched to the crash that occurred near the intersectio...

Read on...

Public Safety
Posted on: June 17, 2021

FEMA Grant will Add 12 Certified Paramedics to Fire Department

Firefighter Eric Palma

The Las Cruces Fire Department has received a nearly $400,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help train 12 firefighters to become certified paramedics. The Assistance to Firefighter Grant, awarded by FEMA, is for $393,186. To accep...

Read on...

Public Safety
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Las Cruces Fire Department is Now Certified to Provide Ambulance Service

Fire Dept Squad Truck

The Las Cruces Fire Department (LCFD) has received a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission to provide ambulance service.

The Certificate was issued May 12, 2021. It will enable&am...

Read on...

Public Safety
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Cadets Undergo Domestic Violence Training

Domestic Violence Training

Cadets from the Las Cruces Police Department’s 50th Training Academy underwent a series of realistic training scenarios, complete with paid actors in newly constructed site-built homes, as part of their domestic violence curriculum. LCPD’s Academy provid...

Read on...

Public Safety
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Applicants Sought for Wrecker Rotation Program

Towing Car

The City of Las Cruces is accepting applications for its Wrecker Rotation Program that allows for towing services to be on a rotational system for crashes, traffic obstructions and other circumstances where a wrecker – or tow truck – is needed. Prior to ...

Read on...

Public Safety
Posted on: May 7, 2021

LCPD Recruiters in El Paso this Weekend

LCPD Recruiters in El Paso

Recruiters from the Las Cruces Police Department will be at the Bassett Crafts Market in El Paso this weekend. Las Cruces police are recruiting for the department’s next Academy that is set to begin in January 2022. Applications are being accepted until ...

Read on...

Public Safety
Posted on: April 5, 2021

LCPD Accepting Applications for Police Cadets

LCPD Applications for Police Cadets

The Las Cruces Police Department is now accepting applications for its 51st training academy that is tentatively set to begin in January 2022. Applications for Police Cadet must be received no later than July 4, 2021. The starting salary for police cade...

Read on...

Public Safety