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Do you have a question, concern, comment, complaint or praise to share with us? Let us know! For compliments or complaints regarding department personnel, please complete a Personnel Compliment and Complaint Affidavit.

Crime Tips

If community members want to (anonymously or otherwise) report any illegal activity or activity that they suspect is illegal, they can do so by phone, email, or mail. Please provide a description of the activity, and as much information as possible: location, date, time, names of alleged perpetrators (if known), etc. You can call 505-662-8222, OR write to the department at the attention of Crime Tips: Los Alamos Police Department, 2500 Trinity Drive, Suite A, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544. Your phone call or email will not be traced by the Police Department.

Directed Patrol

On occasion, citizens call LAPD to request a police patrol in their residential or business neighborhood. Such a patrol is either in addition to an officer’s regular patrol or is an enhanced version of their regular patrol. This is called directed patrol. To request a directed patrol, please call LAPD Dispatch at 505-662-8222.

Donations to LAPD

Sometimes individuals and organizations have equipment that they would like to donate to the Police Department. County rules prohibit us from accepting any charitable donations of money, equipment, or in-kind services.

Solicitations from Civic Organizations/Associations

A number of community individuals receive telephone or mail solicitations for “Los Alamos Public Safety”, or the Fraternal Order of Police (a police union), or national associations that purport to look after families of officers who were killed in the line of duty. These solicitations often claim to support, in some fashion, members of the local police community.

LAPD would like you to know that neither Los Alamos County nor the Los Alamos Police Department receives any monies or assistance of any kind from such organizations. Additionally, none of our officers are members of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Internship Opportunities

Periodically, LAPD will offer one or two internships for high school students. These may be after-school or summer positions. Interns must be at least 16 years of age and have written approval of their parents or legal guardians to work here. They must not be on record for juvenile convictions.

Usually, the intern assists in the Police Records or Police Administration offices. Often, their tenure includes ride-a-longs with officers or public safety aides. Such an internship provides valuable insight into the workings of the Police Department.

Police Department Tours

If your group or organization would like to organize a tour of this Department, please call the on-duty shift commander at 505-662-8222. We recommend allowing at least one full week’s notice to arrange a Department tour.

Public Speaking

LAPD officers appreciate the opportunity to speak to public, neighborhood, and civic organizations about matters of concern to the community. Typical topic matter might include: street safety, crime reduction, curbing domestic violence, terrorism, women’s self-defense, etc.

If you would like to have a specific LAPD officer speak to your organization or community group, please do not hesitate to call that officer through our Dispatch Center at 505-662-8222. If you are not requesting a specific officer, please contact our Dispatch Center to contact the on duty shift commander. Please allow at least two weeks advance notice to arrange a speaking engagement.


Ride-a-longs refer to members of the public riding in a squad car or other department vehicle with officers or public safety aides. People requesting ride-a-longs must be at least 18 years of age and sign a release form before they are allowed to ride along. Persons younger than 18 requesting ride-a-longs must have a release form signed by their parent or legal guardian.These forms are available at the Police Department.


Contact Information

Chief of Police
Dino Sgambellone
[email protected]