Farmington Police Department

  • Agency: Farmington Police Department
  • Address: 900 N Municipal Dr, Farmington, 87401 NM
  • Chief: Kyle Westall (Chief of Police)
Phone: 505-599-1070

Farmington Police Department is located at 900 N Municipal Dr, Farmington, 87401 NM. The Chief of Police of the department is Kyle Westall. The Farmington Police Department phone number is 505-599-1070.

Farmington Police Department News

UPDATE 1/15/18 5:10pm: Great Job Community!!! We've already received a significant number of tips and will be conducting follow-up. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE: We are requesting the public's assistance in identifying three subjects who stole a puppy from the Farmington Animal Shelter on Saturday, January 13th. Anyone with information about the individuals in the photo may message us in reference to case #18-3051. Anonymous tips may be submitted to San Juan County Crime Stoppers at 334-TIPS.

Come out and take the PLUNGE for Special Olympics on Saturday, January 27th 11a.m. at The Beach. Complete info and registration forms can be found online at

We were incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Lt. Shadd Rohwer. Our most heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends and everyone at the Farmington Fire Department.

REQUEST FOR PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE: We are still working to identify the two individuals who were walking on Laguna Avenue with Calvert Benally the night of December 1st. We’ve obtained additional photos of the individuals are asking the public for assistance in identifying them. If you believe you know either of the subjects in the photos or have other information about this incident, please call our Detective Division at 599-1005. Anonymous tips may be submitted to San Juan County Crime Stoppers at 334-TIPS. ORIGINAL POST: On Friday, December 1 at approximately 7:49 p.m. Farmington police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Laguna Avenue in reference to a man lying in the road. First responders arrived and found the man to be deceased. He has been identified as 49-year-old Calvert Benally of Farmington. Witnesses informed police that Benally had been walking in the area with a man and woman. The two individuals left before police arrived.

UPDATE 1/9/18 3:20 pm: We have identified the suspect, a 16-year-old student who attends PVHS. He is being charged with four counts of criminal damage to property and one count of disrupting the educational process. He will be detained by Juvenile Probation and will be transported to the San Juan County Juvenile Detention Center. NOTICE: The Farmington Police Department has been made aware of a threat involving Piedra Vista High School. We are currently investigating the threat and have identified a person of interest. Additional police presence will be on site.

Jorge Cuevas, gang survivor, is working to inspire others to choose life over a gang. Cuevas joined a gang when he was 14 years old. At the age of 17, he was shot which caused him to lose the use of his legs. Tragedy struck again when Cuevas’ younger brother was murdered. On January 18, Cuevas will share his inspirational story of how, after a decade, he left the gang to pursue a better life. This free event is open to the public and will take place at the Sycamore Park Community Center from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Farmington Police Department Gang Unit will give an overview of the history of gangs and the psychology behind membership.

Please join us in congratulating Officer Erich Cole on his appointment to magistrate judge for Division I of the San Juan County Magistrate Court. Judge Cole, we wish you well in your new position!

NOTICE OF CLOSURE: Our Records Division will close at noon today due to a virus affecting our computers (please see the city’s PSA below). IT personnel is working to resolve the issue. Records will reopen at 7:00 a.m. on Monday. We apologize for the inconvenience.

This week's episode of The Mayor's Table focuses on school security.

Our Records Division will be closed Wednesday, January 10th from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

UPDATE ON REQUEST FOR PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE: On December 28th we requested the public's assistance in identifying suspects in a burglary that occurred in the area of Orchard and Nambe. The suspects took numerous items and were in a Mitsubishi Eclipse. We are happy to report that we've developed a lead on this case and are conducting follow-up. Thank you to everyone who shared our post and submitted tips!

#TrafficTuesday #RADD #SlowDownFarmington

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and all those affected by this horrific event.

Update: Earlier today we posted photos of a man and woman we were trying to identify in reference to a stolen cell phone. We are happy to report the two individuals are good Samaritans who found the phone and were working to find the owner.

Recognize the woman in the photo? We would like to speak with her about an auto burglary that took place at Walmart West on December 22. She was driving a light-colored extended cab truck with a dent in the rear passenger side door. If you believe you know her, please message us in reference to case #17-91945. Anonymous tips may be submitted to San Juan County Crime Stoppers at 334-TIPS.

130 children participated in this year's Shop With Your Cop. Thank you to the San Juan County Sheriff's Office for the amazing job you do organizing this annual event so kids in our community have a Merry Christmas!

UPDATE ON MISSING FATHER & SON, JEROME AND BRANDO LOPEZ: Great news! The San Juan County Sheriff's Office launched their helicopter to assist in the search and was able to locate them! Great job Sheriff's Office and San Juan County Fire Rescue!

We are happy to report missing person, William White, has been located and is safe. Thank you to everyone who shared our post.

At approximately 6:20 p.m. today, an FPD officer was involved in a shooting resulting in the death of one male. Per FPD protocol, New Mexico State Police has been contacted and will be taking over the investigation. We do not expect to have anymore information tonight. The State Police will provide updates as they are available. Chief Hebbe said, “This is a tragic event. While we are relieved our officer was not injured, this is a very sad time. We are confident the State Police will conduct a thorough investigation and look forward to providing the community with the facts.”

We want to stress the importance of not leaving your vehicle unattended and unlocked while warming up on these cold winter mornings. A majority of our stolen auto cases are of unlocked vehicles left running and unattended.