Police Department

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.

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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.

  • Location

    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

    James Harris, Chief of Police
    Email Chief Harris

    Jose Natividad, Deputy Chief​
    Email Deputy Chief Natividad

    Adam Keck, Lieutenant
    Email Lt. Keck

    Guy Sullenger, Sergeant
    Email Sgt Sullenger

    Jerome Cordova, Sergeant
    Email Sgt Cordova

    Jason Skopek, Sergeant​
    Email Sgt Skopek

    Daniel Kloeppel, Sergeant​
    Email Sgt Kloeppel

    Mario Vallejos, Sergeant​
    Email Sgt Vallejos

    Civilian Staff

    Stella Rangel, Records Supervisor Belen
    Email Stella

    Amber Skopek, Evidence Technician
    Email Amber

  • 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.

Cops to Tots 2022


It's that time of the year again, the holidays are upon us once again. The Belen Police Department is gearing up for our annual Toys for Tots event. This year we are hoping to make the event more inclusive for all children who live in the Belen area, to include Rio Communities, Jarales, Los Chaves, and other surrounding areas within Belen. If the child/children live within city limits of Belen you will need proof of residency (Belen City water bill), with you when you sign up for the event.

On Saturday December 18th 2021, at the gazebo located on Becker Ave. starting at 9:00 Am, Santa will present at the event to hand out gifts and will be available to take pictures with children. Gifts will be handed out by the child's first letter of their last name.

9:00-10:00 AM Letters A-F

10:010-11:00 AM Letters G-I

11:00 - 12:00 PM Letters M-R

12:00 -1:00 PM Letters S - Z

1:00 - 3:00 PM, for all children who do not live within City limits of Belen. It is a first come, first served basis while gifts last. No proof of residency is required. Children who partake in the 9:00 -1:00 PM time slots WILL NOT be able to get an additional gift.