alert icon Are you registered to Vote!  Contact your local Clerk and let your voice be heard!
close icon

Patrol
PORTALES POLICE DEPARTMENT PATROL DIVISION

OPERATIONS OF THE PATROL DIVISION
The Patrol Division is considered the “backbone” of any law enforcement agency and the Portales Police Department is no different. This division provides law enforcement coverage 24-hours a day through four shifts. Officers in this division engage in proactive patrol duties and are first to respond to almost all crimes in progress. Patrol Division personnel often work in conjunction with officers in Investigations. As the primary responder to all calls for service within the city limits, the Patrol Division's goal is to provide prompt and professional service while safeguarding the community.