Farmington Police Department

The Farmington Police Department is dedicated to a safe community through professional law enforcement.
The Farmington Police Department is an internationally accredited and progressive law enforcement agency committed to maintaining the highest standards of personal and organizational integrity while providing our community with a superior level of service.

Department challenges are met by remaining responsive to community needs, employing innovative crime-fighting strategies, implementing state-of-the-art technology, and providing leadership to our young people through effective crime prevention and intervention programs.


The Farmington Police Department continues to meet the standards to remain accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The department went through the re-accreditation process in 2012 and was awarded a Gold Standard Certificate of Re-accreditation.

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  1. SCAM Alert!

    It has come to our attention a couple of phone scams are resurfacing in our area: CELL PHONE SERVICE PROVIDER SCAM: The individual receives a call from a person or recording claiming to be their cell phone service provider. The caller tells the...

  2. PRESS RELEASE: Farmington man arrested for child pornography

    Farmington, NM – Detectives with the Farmington Police Department arrested 35-year-old Shawn Ridgley of Farmington on charges of child pornography. Detectives were alerted last Friday to an incident involving Ridgley and a 14-year-old female....

  3. PRESS RELEASE: Farmington police seeking public’s assistance in cold case homicide

    Farmington, NM – The Farmington Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the homicide investigation of Carla Helmer. Carla was found deceased on Wednesday, October 28, 1992 inside her residence. That day, Carla’s supervisor drove...