City of Belen, The Hub City

Police Department

Dear Citizens and Visitors,

Interim Chief of PoliceWelcome to the Belen Police Department's web page.  As the chief law enforcement officer for the City of Belen, it is my duty to protect the lives and property of all citizens, and to enforce all local, state and federal laws.  This website is one of the many tools that our department utilizes to communicate with the citizens, visitors and others we diligently serve.

I strive to run our department with sound principals and I am fortunate to have police officers that are dedicated, and do their jobs with compassion, ethics, and morals without prejudice and bias. 

We are a full service department that takes great pride in offering high quality, highly trained and well-equipped professional police officers to the citizens of Belen.  We are committed to being the best Police Department in the area.  We take a personal approach to policing, with many citizens calling officers by their first names. 

We are committed toward improving the quality of life for all citizens and seek continual improvement of our services; and ask for your input to help us achieve our goals.  The door to my office is always open.  I encourage anyone who would like to speak with me to contact me at the Belen Police Department with any questions, concerns, or suggestions you might have. Take a few moments visit our website. 

Dan Robb
Chief of Police


If it is an EMERGENCY Dial 911

Dan Robb, Chief
Robert Miller, Lieutenant
Joe Portio, Lieutenant
Adam Keck, Sergeant
Gerald Espinoza, Sergeant
Jose Natividad, Sergeant
Danny Galvan, Sergeant
Civilian Staff
Stella Rangel, Records Manager
Code Enforcement, Dwayne Pena
Vidal Torres, Animal Control
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Crime Reports and Stats

Click the image below to proceed to RAIDSONLINE to view crime activity in your area. You may also submit anonymous tips about crime activity directly to law enforcement.

Neighborhood Watch

The Neighborhood Watch program is a community-based program that has proven to deter crime. The program encourages residents to look out for each other, to take an active roll in the safety of their neighborhood and by watching for unusual activity, helps reduce burglaries and robberies.

Through the Neighborhood Watch program citizens learn how to take preventative measure that substantially decreases the likelihood of them becoming a victim. They learn how to make their homes more secure, and to look out for each other.

Meetings are determined by the neighborhood and include discussions on drugs, gangs, child safety and identity theft. An Officer is involved in the Neighborhood Watch program, which brings neighbors together as friends and helps rekindle the spirit of “community” that many areas in Belen have lost over the years.

For information how to establish a Neighborhood Watch program:
Call the Belen Police Department at (505) 966-2680


The City of Belen is always accepting applications for POLICE OFFICERS:

Generous Fringe Benefit Package to include:

  • 90% medical

  • 5% PERA (Police Plan 5)

  • All Equipment provided

  • Clothing Allowance

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  • Able to pass physical fitness, written, oral, medical & psychological examinations, bace ground & pre-employment tests;

  • Able to communicate with the public;

  • US citizen, 21 yrs or older, High school diploma or GED;

  • No criminal history or adverse driving record;

  • Must be  able to work flexible schedule

  • If uncertified, willing to become certified within one year of hire date;

Animal Control

The Animal Control officers are responsible for providing animal control services in the City of Belen. This includes enforcement of state and local laws and ordinances regarding animal welfare and impounding stray domestic animals (dogs and cats). Remember, it is against the law to allow your dogs to run at large. This means dogs, must be restrained on your property by a fence, or tethered at all times. While walking your dog, it must be on a leash no longer than 8 feet.

Directed Patrol

On occasion, citizens call the police to request a police presence 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 the Belen Police Department Communications/Dispatch at (505) 865-7501 or the administrative office at (505) 864-6288.

Police Department Tours

The Belen Police Department often gives department tours to local school groups, scouting groups, community or visiting VIPs, and others. If your group or organization would like to organize a tour of the Police Department, please call (505) 864-6288. Because of shift schedules and external events beyond our control, we suggest allowing at least one full week’s notice to arrange a department tour.

Public Speaking

Belen Police Officers appreciate the opportunity to speak to the public, neighborhood, and civic organizations about matters of concern to the community. Topics might include: street safety, crime reduction, curbing domestic violence, terrorism, women’s self-defense, etc. If you would like to have a specific officer speak to your organization or group, please do not hesitate to call that officer directly (if you know his or her name) at (505) 864-6288.

If you are not requesting a specific officer, contact the Belen Police Department at the contact information above. Plan ahead and allow at least two weeks advance notice to arrange a speaking engagement.

Due to state law, the Belen Police Department can not donate or sell police patches and badges.

Location:607 Becker Ave.   MAP
Belen, New Mexico 87002
Office Phone:505-966-2680
Animal Control: 505-865-7501
Tip Line: 505-966-COPS

Our Mission

The Belen Police Department is dedicated to providing excellent service through partnerships that build trust, reduce crime, create a safe environment, and enhance the quality of life in our community.

We are committed to these principles:


We have integrity.  We adhere to the highest moral and ethical standards.  We are honest and sincere in dealing with each other and the community.  We have the courage to uphold these principles and are proud that they guide us in all we do. 


We show respect.  We recognize the value of our diversity and treat all people with kindness, tolerance, and dignity.  We cherish and protect the rights, liberties, and freedoms of all as granted by the constitutions and laws of the United States and the State of New Mexico. 


We act with fairness.  Objective, impartial decisions and policies are the foundation of our interactions.  We are consistent in our treatment of all persons.  Our actions are tempered with reason and equity.


If you want Officer Hub to visit your school or organization, Call 966-2680 and ask for Officer Hub.