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On behalf of the brave men and women serving at the Belen Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our department’s website. 

The Belen Police Department proudly serves the City of Belen, a community of 7269 residents, but it services more than 22,000 people from neighboring communities. Our department is made up of 23 sworn police officers, 1 animal control officer and 1 office/records manager.  Each police officer is well-trained and committed to providing dedicated public safety services to our community.


The mission of the Belen Police Department is to maintain public peace, and protection of life and property through the practice of ethical law enforcement by delivering professional public safety services to our community.




The vision for the Belen Police Department is to provide professional public safety services through community and proactive policing that will enhance the quality of life within our community making it safer.



The Belen Police Department’s mission and vision statements are founded on three core values:

  • Integrity- Building trust within our community through honest, professional, and consistent employee conduct.


  • Respect- The courteous treatment of all individuals and the preservation of individual rights, liberties, and freedoms.


  • Fairness- Maintaining a high standard of professionalism through accountability, excellence, and transparency.

If there is anything we can do for you, please contact us at (505) 966-2680.

Chief Victor Rodriguez

Chief Victor Rodriguez has honorably served many communities throughout the state of New Mexico for approximately 18 years. Chief Rodriguez has held several law enforcement leadership and supervisory positions in city, county, and state policing organizations. Chief Rodriguez has extensive experience in patrol operations, animal control, community policing, criminal investigations, professional standards, alcohol and tobacco investigations, gaming enforcement, narcotics, corrections, and court services.

Chief Rodriguez holds the following degrees: Master of Science Administration of Justice and Security, Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration. Chief Rodriguez possesses Executive, Command, and First-Line Supervisor advanced training certifications through the New Mexico Department of Public Safety.

Chief Rodriguez is a certified General Police Instructor and he has taught various law enforcement curriculums to hundreds of law enforcement officers throughout the state. Chief Rodriguez graduated from the Northwestern University Public Safety Center School of Police Staff and Command Class #445, which is an intensive 22-week law enforcement leadership program.    

Chief Rodriguez remains committed to serving the residents of the City of Belen and its visitors by providing professional public safety services. Chief Rodriguez will lead a proactive and professional policing organization by maintaining a positive community relationship with the goal of making our neighborhoods and businesses safer.   

If you would like to visit or make contact with Chief Rodriguez, please feel free to contact him at victor.rodriguez@belen-nm.gov or call 505-966-2680.



607 Becker Avenue

Belen, New Mexico 87002

Office Hours

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

Contact Information

Office Phone: 505-966-2680

Dispatch: 505-865-7501
Animal Control: 505-865-7501
Fax: 505-861-8244

Code Enforcement: 505-966-2680

Tip Line: 505-966-COPS

If it is an EMERGENCY Dial 911

Victor Rodriguez, Chief

Email Victor

Adam Keck, Lieutenant, Detective
Email Adam

Jose Natividad, Sergeant
Email Jose

Guy Sullenger, Sergeant
Email Guy

Jerome Cordova, Sergeant

Email Jerome

Civilian Staff

Stella Rangel, Records Supervisor Belen
Email Stella


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.

Important Information           

Fingerprints can be scheduled Tuesdays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Properly releases only occur on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or through appointments made directly to Lieutenant Portio.

Feline and canine city licensing is obtained through the police department during normal business hours.

Animal control traps can be requested by contacting our animal control officer directly.