The Ruidoso Downs Police Department has been in existence for many years. In the very early days
the Ruidoso Downs Police Department was staffed by one officer who was better known as the Town Marshal. For many of the early years,
the town marshal and the NM State Police were the main law enforcement officials in Ruidoso Downs.
From the one person Department of then, the Department has evolved into one with a staff of 8 full-time officers and 7 non-commissioned employees.
The Police Department is led by the Police Chief. Those responsibilities include the administration of the department which encompasses the Police, Communications, and Animal Control Departments and the management of the Police Department's Mission Statement.
If you have any questions about the City Police or Animal Control Departments we encourage you to give the department a call at 575-378-4001.