The City of Ruidoso Downs
The official website for the City of Ruidoso Downs, NM

Public Safety



Ruidoso Downs Police Department (RDPD) 

In its early days, the Ruidoso Downs Police Department was staffed by one officer who was known as the Town Marshal. For many years, the Town Marshal and the New Mexico State Police were the only law enforcement officials in Ruidoso Downs. Since then, the Department has evolved into a staff of eight full-time Police Officers and seven non-commissioned employees.

Today, the Ruidoso Downs Police Department is led by Chief Mark Hargrove. His responsibilities include the administration of the department which encompasses the Police and Communications departments.

Police Chief - Carroll Scott

Deputy Police Chief - Robert Knight



123 Downs Drive
Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346


emergency: 9-1-1

non-emergency: (575) 378-4001



Patrol Officers

  • Bryce Bailey - Officer

  • Charles Williams - Officer

  • Hari Gray - Officer

  • (Vacant) - Officer

  • Charles Massey - Animal Control Officer


  • Jim Marion - CDO Supervisor -TAC

  • Bianco Carrillo - CDO

  • Vacant - Dispatcher



Cece Villarreal - Records Clerk


Law Enforcement Information & Resources


traffic enforcement

The RDPD is committed to the safe and orderly movement of vehicular traffic on the streets of our city. 


Crash Reports

Citizens involved in a motor vehicle accident can order a copy of their crash report online.


Public Safety Programs

Resources for public safety programs for community education, victim rights and assistance, crisis intervention, crime prevention, and sex offender directories. 


Mission Statement

Learn about RDPD's committment to keeping your family and our community safe.