ENMU Police Department

The ENMU Police Department (ENMUPD) is a full-service law enforcement agency and is open 24-7. The ENMUPD functions like most law enforcement agencies and is similar to a municipal police department for a city of approximately 15,000 people. ENMU police officers have law enforcement authority on all property owned, operated, or controlled by ENMU throughout the State of New Mexico. Certified ENMU police officers also have concurrent jurisdictional authority in some neighboring areas under mutual aid agreements and/or cross commissioning. The ENMU Police Department strives to facilitate and maintain positive and productive working relationships with all surrounding local, state, and federal agencies.

The primary functions of the ENMUPD are law enforcement, criminal investigations, and emergency response. Another major role of the department is the crime prevention and public education programs sponsored by the ENMU Police Department. These programs include but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol and Drug Awareness
  • Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention
  • Traffic Safety Issues
  • Community Policing
  • Crime Reduction and Prevention
  • Self Defense and Defensive Tactics

Programs can be scheduled at the request of any on-campus and most off-campus groups or organizations. Program and course requests are tailored for the needs of each audience. Please contact the ENMU Police Department at 575.562.2392 for further information, including how to request a course, descriptions of the courses offered or a discussion on your specific course needs.

Our Staff

The ENMU Police Department employs a Chief of Police, Administrative Secretary and seven full-time sworn and commissioned police officers. In addition to the full-time staff of the department the department also employs students from the University to hold the positions of student security officer and/or office aid.

Police Officers

All police officers employed by ENMU are certified law enforcement officers for the state of New Mexico or must be certified within one year of their employment. All ENMU police officers are required to successfully complete the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy which is facilitated by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. Our officers are also required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of advanced law enforcement training every two years to maintain their police officer certifications.

Student Security Officers

The ENMU Police Department employs student security officers trained in the observation and reporting of suspicious activity. These student employees have the ability to enforce ENMU parking and administrative regulations. These employees are an asset to the campus community and the department. This division provides great assistance to the organization by augmenting staff, acting as an extra set of eyes and ears for police officers, working special events, and conducting patrols.

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For More Information

ENMU Police Department
229 S Ave K (3rd St and S Av. K)
Phone: 575.562.2392

For emergencies, please call 911.

About ENMU, Portales

Students choose Eastern New Mexico University for our personal touch, accredited academic programs and affordable costs. ENMU offers a variety of services to help students succeed in their academic, personal and professional lives. That's why our slogan is "Student Success–that's what it's all about!"