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On behalf of the Belen Police Department, I would like to welcome you to the Belen Police Department’s Website.  The Belen Police Department proudly serves the community of Belen which is inhabited by nearly 7200 residents and many more who work and visit our community. Our department is made up of 20 fulltime sworn officers, 1 animal control officer and 1code enforcement officer who are well-trained and committed to providing dedicated police service to community.

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.



∗ Believes that the protection of life and property is our highest priority.

∗ Will respect and protect the rights and dignity of all persons and conduct all citizen contacts

   with integrity, respect and fairness.

∗ Will strive for excellence in its delivery of police services and will utilize training, technology, 

   and innovation to achieve that goal.

∗ Recognizes its interdependent relationship with the community it serves and will remain

  sensitive to the community’s priorities and needs.

∗ Will enforce the law impartially throughout the community.

∗ Recognizes the individual worth of each of its members.

We will serve the public with integrity, respect and fairness.  If there is anything we can do for you, please contact us at (505) 966-2680.

Chief Scott Conner


Chief Scott Conner is a veteran New Mexico law enforcement officer who served as a Patrol Commander with the Roswell Police Department and Sheriff of the De Baca County Sheriff’s Office during previous assignments.  He holds a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice from the Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico and an Associate Degree in Computer Information Systems from Eastern New Mexico University Roswell.  The Chief attended New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Class 145 and holds the Executive Level Certification from the New Mexico Department of Public Safety.   He received over 1000 hours of advanced law enforcement training during his career. 

Chief Conner is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and served as a member of the New Mexico Sheriff’s Association.  His background includes serving both in the larger municipal police department and community and serving in the much smaller, rural community in the County Sheriff setting.  He is a member of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association and a graduate of Leadership Roswell.  He is a graduate of the American Institute of Applied Science and has a background in crime scene processing and evidence recovery. 

Chief Conner looks forward to becoming a member of the community and serving to the best of his ability.  Together we can make a difference. 



607 Becker Ave.
Belen, New Mexico 87002


Office Phone: 505-966-2680
Dispatch: 505-865-7501
Animal Control: 505-865-7501
Fax: 505-861-8244
Tip Line: 505-966-COPS

If it is an EMERGENCY Dial 911

Scott Conner, Chief

Email Scott

Robert Miller, Deputy Chief
Email Robert

Joe Portio, Lieutenant
Email Joe

Adam Keck, Sergeant, Detective
Email Adam

Damian Rivera, Detective

Email Damian

Gerald Espinoza, Sergeant
Email Gerald

Jose Natividad, Sergeant
Email Jose

Guy Sullenger , Sergeant
Email Guy

Jerome Cordova, Sergeant

Email Jerome

Civilian Staff

Stella Rangel, Records Supervisor Belen
Email Stella

Vidal Torres, Animal Control
Email Vidal

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

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.