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About Los Alamos

Los Alamos County NM, Police Department is located within Los Alamos New Mexico.  The seclusion that Los Alamos, N.M., provided in 1943 made it the perfect location to secretly build the world’s first atomic bomb. High altitude and rugged terrain continue to create a sense of isolation for the residents of this small town,. 

Los Alamos is has high ratings in diversity, education, population growth, health and civic engagement, making it rated the best small town in America. Los Alamos has the lowest crime rate  in New Mexico and the highest ranking of community involvement.

Perched on the Pajarito Plateau and located 7,300 feet above sea level, Los Alamos is surrounded by stunning landscapes that range from the Rio Grande River Valley to the peaks of the Jemez Mountains.

Pajarito Ski Hill

Mostly sunny days and moderate temperatures provide residents with great conditions to take advantage of the abundant natural attractions found here. Deep canyons branch across town, offering escapes from the urban environment. A network of pathways connects neighborhoods to shopping areas, parks and even national forest trails.


Since World War II and the creation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, research, engineering and scientific development have anchored the local economy and attracted well-educated residents. Schools in Los Alamos rank among the highest performing in the nation and receive support from many local businesses. Easy access to doctors and nutritious foods keep families healthy and active. The town’s Aquatic Center draws swim teams from across the country who come for high-altitude training in an Olympic-size pool. The nearby Valles Caldera National Preserve offers 54 miles of hiking trails, 30 miles of trout streams and activities such as mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, hunting and sleigh rides.

There are two communities in Los Alamos County: Los Alamos (~12,500 residents), and White Rock (~7,000 residents). Technically, both are part of the same incorporated city/county. 

Ashley Pond

The Lab supports high levels of job stability, income and education, with the highest number of PhDs per capita and a median household income of $110,190 per year. In addition, the County enjoys a low crime rate and gets high marks from residents who feel safe and secure here. The public school district one of the best rated schools in the U.S.A, the University of New Mexico has a local branch, and the community has a large home-schooled population.

Here our how Los Alamos compares to other cities nation wide:

  • #1 Healthiest Community- 3 years in a row

  • #1 Best small town in America

  • #2 most affluent city, #1 of under 100,000 population

  • Education System is rated top 4% in the nation

  • #8 of 15,783 best places to live in America

  • #47 to buy a house

  • #205 to raise a family

Los Alamos Mountians

Throughout the year, residents stay entertained with art shows, concerts, parades and a variety of festivals and sporting events that range from an annual mud volleyball tournament to bicycle races and marathons

Bandelier National Monument

Some of the other recreational resources, include:


  • Pajarito Mountain, located five miles from downtown Los Alamos, accommodates downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing in the winter, mountain biking in the summer and fall, and hiking year-round;

  • Los Alamos County Golf Course, an 18-hole, par 72;

  • Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center, featuring a 50-meter, Olympic-size pool (used by Olympic athletes from around the globe), a therapy pool, and scheduled events and activities;

  • Los Alamos County Ice Rink, the only refrigerated, NHL regulation, outdoor ice rink in New Mexico;

  • More than 150 miles of County network and U.S. Forest Service trails that traverse through and around Los Alamos.  

  • Los Alamos is also the Gateway to Three National Parks: the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, Bandelier National Monument, and the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Los Alamos’ four-season climate, with an average annual temperature high of 70 degrees and an average annual low of 42 degrees, promotes exceptional recreation opportunities year-round.

Where Discoveries are Made
Fuller Lodge
Wild Life

We have some of the best hiking and outdoor trails in New Mexico!

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Bandelier National Monument
About Los Alamos
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Police Officer


Uphold the laws and ordinances of the State of New Mexico. Protect life and property and assure the safety of the public.  Interacts with citizens promoting community policing practices.

Emergency Communications Specialist 


Protect citizens and emergency responders while receiving incoming requests for emergency and non-emergency services 

Detention Officer


Our Detention Center is considered one of the best small jails in the state.  Officer's are responsible for maintaining custody, control  booking and release of inmates

Animal Control Officer

Investigates the mistreatment, or control of abandoned, dangerous, or unattended animals.  Officers assist with in the operations and maintenance of County Animal Shelter

Administrative Support


There are numerous areas of administrative  support our Department.  The support staff requires a wide scope of skill and knowledge to assist customers, staff, the courts, and division. 

Emergency Management


Respond to Emergencies and manages the  operations center. Our specialist prepare the community for emergency events, and helps the County recover through from these events.  



LAPD maintains the belief that each citizen contact is an opportunity to win the respect, trust, and support of the community. The Department recognizes the community is the first line of defense against crime and the most essential component in preventing it. Positive contacts will reinforce the community’s resolve to help develop safer neighborhoods through community partnerships and participation. A community’s willingness to cooperate is born out of the level of trust, respect, and support they have for their police.

My husband and I just wanted to send our appreciation and thanks to you for your hard work on behalf of the community. We know that conditions in the world continue to worsen and your work may seem underappreciated or unnoticed but we thank you for your efforts to keep the community safe.

I just wanted to say what an excellent job the two Officers from Animal Control did today. They responded within thirty minutes to my house to remove a dead coyote that was under my deck. I know the officers were Jacob and Theresa. They did a really wonderful job. Best wishes, Claire

You do a great job! You fight crimes, mysteries, and other local things. I want to be police officer too.  Then I was in 1st grade, I remember a robbery in White Rock! You guys didn’t catch him, but you did not give up. You are brave, awesome, and nice. Thank you for all you do. Your friend, Andrew 3rd Grader



Our Address

2500 Trinity Drive, Suite A

Los Alamos, NM


For Questions about recruiting:

Commander Daniel Roberts



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