Frequently Asked Questions:
1. How do I file a police report?
First, contact the police department in the jurisdiction where the crime occurred. Call 911 for emergency situations or (575)646-3311 for non-emergency situations. In order to provide the most accurate information you should contact police as soon after the incident as possible. You can file a report at the police station or have the officer meet you at the scene of the crime.
You will receive a case number for your insurance and to receive updates on the case. This number will also be useful when trying to obtain a copy of the report. There is no fee to file a police report.
2. How to get a copy of a report:
You may stop by the NMSU Police Department Records Office Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. to pick up a report. Reports are $2.00 (cash or check) and are usually ready between 3-5 days after the initial report was filed.
3. What are the parking rules and can I pay my citation/boot at the Police Department?
The parking office is a separate entity from the Police Department. They can be contacted at 646-1839 or park.nmsu.edu
4. Does the NMSU Police Department do fingerprinting?
Click here for information on the Digital Fingerprint process. This service is offered Monday – Friday from 9 am – 12 noon (excluding university holidays). Traditional inked cards can still be completed. You must provide your fingerprint cards and $5.00 for the first one and $1.00 for each card thereafter. Please bring a valid I.D. card. Cash or check only.
5. How do I file a complaint on an employee?
Our Department investigates all complaints against both sworn and civilian employees. A complaint packet is available at the NMSU Police Department Dispatch Center. You make take the packet with you and return it at your convenience. You will receive a copy of the forms you fill out for your records and an investigator will follow up with you once the incident has been investigated.