Victim Services

Our goal is to make sure you are safe, your rights are protected and you know your options.shutterstock_185306066

Services offered by the Police Department include:

Crisis Intervention

Personnel will be available 24 hours a day to assist victims with filing of emergency protection orders.  In addition, they will help to create a safety plan and provide case follow up.

Filing Financial Compensation Claims

Service providers will be available to explain and assist with filing applications for compensation of medical bills, counseling, loss of wages or funeral expenses through the New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission.

Information on Your Case

Information will be provided regarding the status of your case.  Victim Services will act as a liaison between law enforcement and the victim.

Referral to Other Agencies

Team members may be able to help connect you with other useful community resources.  Contacts with outside resources may include: mental health, social services, medical, legal, and law enforcement agencies.

General Support and Assistance

Our commitment is to the victims, we will do our best to reduce the trauma of the victim and help to put the pieces back together.


To speak with our department’s victim advocate, call 575-646-3311 and ask for Rosario Barela or to speak to someone regarding victim services.

Links to Victim Services:

District Court– Follow the link to find information and forms for Orders of Protection.

New Mexico Courts- Follow the link to find information about your case.

VineLink–  Follow the link to register for updates regarding an offender’s incarceration status.

La Casa Domestic Violence– find more information about the resources offered to victim’s of domestic violence

La Pinon Sexual Assault Recovery Services-find more information about the resources offered to victim’s of sexual assault.