Best of Valencia County 2023

Congratulations to our own Sgt. Mario Vallejos and the Belen Harvey House Museum! Sgt. Vallejos was voted Best Police Officer and the Belen Harvey House Museum was voted Best Tourist Spot in the 2023 Best of Valencia County awards! Thank you to Sgt. Vallejos and everyone at the Belen Harvey House Museum, you are true examples to our community! To … Read More

Police Department Cops to Tots

Next week is the last week that you will be able to sign up children for the Belen Police Department’s Annual Cops to Tots toy drive. The Police Department will be serving hot chocolate during the Miracle on Main Street Celebration outside of the Police Station. They will have a toy donation bin at the Hot Chocolate stand. The actual … Read More

Community Meetings for Community Watch Groups

Calling all civic-minded citizens of Belen! The Belen Police Department is excited to invite you to a city-wide meeting aimed at establishing community watch groups in as many neighborhoods as possible. We believe that together, we can make Belen a safer place to live! Join us on Saturday, December 16th at 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers at City Hall … Read More

Calling All Community Members and Local Businesses! – Cops to Tots Needs YOU!

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming Annual Cops to Tots event, and we need YOUR support to make it a truly magical experience for underprivileged children in our community!  Date: December 22, 2023  Time: 3:00 PM To 7:00 PM  Location: Belen Public Library At Cops to Tots, we bring together local law enforcement officers and underprivileged children for a … Read More

Giving Thanks and Observing the Holiday: A Message from the City of Belen

As the season of gratitude approaches, the City of Belen extends its warmest wishes to all our residents. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the blessings we’ve received throughout the year and to express our appreciation for the community that makes our city special. In the spirit of the holiday, we would like to inform our residents that all … Read More

2023 Belen Police Department Cops for Tots

The holiday season is fast approaching and our Police Department is launching the 2023 Cops for Tots program! This program provides donated gifts to children ages 0 – 12 in our community. Donations If you would like to donate please bring a new, unwrapped gift that is suitable for a child from newborn to 12 years old. We will start … Read More

Update From Belen PD Chief Harris: Home Invasion

On 11/05/2023, shortly after 7:00 PM officers of the Belen Police Department responded to a residence in the 500 block of North 5th Street in reference to a home invasion robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival Officers discovered that an elderly female had been held down and pepper sprayed by two masked intruders who had entered her home through … Read More

City Offices Closed Friday, Nov. 10th

All City of Belen offices and buildings will be closed on Friday, November 10th in observance of Veterans Day. The City honors and thanks all the brave men and women who have served in the armed forces. Your sacrifice and dedication to our country are deeply appreciated. We are forever grateful for your service. There will be a Veterans Day … Read More

Become a Belen Police Officer!

The City of Belen Police Department will be holding the Physical Exam required to become a police officer on Saturday, November 11th at 9am at the Belen High School. To apply to join the Police Department please visit our Employment Opportunities page. You must be 21 years old upon completion of the academy. If you have any questions please contact … Read More

We’re Hiring: Records Clerk

The City of Belen is accepting applications for a Records Clerk in our Police Department. The starting annual salary is $35,360 ($17/hr). Requirements A full benefits package is offered to full-time employees. You may read the full job description and apply online at Please attach resume, diploma, degree, and any certifications to your application. The deadline for applications is … Read More