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Police Department

Jal Police Department
3421 NM-18 Jal, NM 88252
Phone: 575-395-2501
Fax: 575-395-3473
(Open 24 hours)



We, the members of the Jal Police Department, are committed to creating a safer Jal by reducing crime, ensuring the safety of our residents and building trust within our community. The Jal Police Department has 9 dedicated men and women who are committed to protecting our residents, their property and rights while providing the best law enforcement services available. 


                Mauricio Valeriano, Chief of Police                     Cruz Sanchez, Lieutenant                      Jose Sierra, Sergeant
                             Lee Flores, SRO                                         Steve Cortez, SRO                                    Corey  Saffell, K-9                  

                            Ceasar Mendoza                                           Alyssa Porras                                               Obed Castaneda                                                                                            
                           James Carpenter                                          Adriana Valenzuela                                 Victor Marquez-Flores

                                                                                    Inez Vargas, Dispatch Supervisor


The Jal Police Department accepts applications for the position of police officer, both certified and non-certified, and dispatcher on a continual basis. If a position is not available, applications are kept on file for a one year period. If the one year time frame has expired, the applicant will need to re-submit for the desired position. 

Please feel free to contact our department with any questions, comments, or concerns.

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