Chief of Police August Fons
Deputy Chief Shane Blevins
Executive Assistant Josie Mendiola
Criminal Investigations
Investigations Captain Chad Wright
Criminal Investigations

Detectives work various hours and shifts and are responsible for investigations of all serious offenses as well as minor offenses with a high degree of solvability. Detectives spend countless hours conducting interviews, collecting evidence, obtaining warrants, and preparing cases for court to ensure successful prosecution.


The Hobbs Police Department maintains thousands of pieces of evidence necessary to ensure successful prosecutions. Each piece of evidence is entered into a computerized database and is tracked. Random inspections are conducted to ensure the evidence room's integrity.

Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday 8:00 to 4:00
Friday 8:00 to 12:00

Please contact at 575-397-9255 if you have questions regarding found property or items seized during criminal investigations.

Field Services
Field Services Captain Ricky Guerrero

The Hobbs Police Department Patrol Division is committed to providing quality service to the citizens of Hobbs. A Patrol Officer's duties consist of but are not limited to answering calls for service, deterring crime by a highly visible police presence, and investigating suspicious circumstances.

Traffic Enforcement

The Hobbs Traffic/Motors Unit conducts traffic enforcement throughout the city to ensure the roadways are safe for travel and prevent road crashes from occurring.


The Hobbs Police Department K-9 division is a specialized group of officers who utilize highly trained police service dogs (K-9's) for detection and apprehension.

Support Services
Captain of Support Services Danny Garrett

Functions of the Support Services Division include:

  • Professional Standards/Internal Affairs
  • Training and Recruiting/Field Training Program
  • Eagle Intelligence Cente
  • Crime Analysis
  • Records
  • Community Relations
  • Accreditation
  • School Resource Officers
Captain of Community Services Marina Barrientes

The mission of the City of Hobbs Animal Adoption Center strives to provide a respectful, humane treatment of animals. We will strive to provide educational programs in the treatment of animals to city and county residences so that hopefully we may accomplish our goal of reducing the number of animals we will have to euthanize.

Some of the services provided:

  • Low/Cost Sterilization Services
  • Free Vaccine clinics
  • Temporary shelter of unwanted/stray animals
  • Provide Healthy/Sterilized pet Adoptions
  • Refuge efforts of unwanted/stray animals from Lea County
  • Provide resources for pet owners to maintain responsible pet ownership through Hobbs, New Mexico Municipal Code, Title 6 “ANIMALS”

Hours of Operation:

Monday thru Thursday 12:00 to 6:00
Friday and Saturday 10:00 to 2:00
Closed Sunday

Contact Information:

During normal business hours we can be reached at 575-397-9323

After hours please contact dispatch at 575-397-9265 for all emergency and non-emergent animal welfare related concerns.

Any compliments/complaints can be done by calling 575-397-9323 or emailing the department supervisor Missy Funk at

The mission of Code Enforcement is to enforce the codes of the city in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the community and, where violations occur, to work with our citizens to achieve compliance through an efficient and fair process.

Some of the services provided:

Code Enforcement: Patrols streets daily to enforce applicable city ordinances regarding weed control in vacant lots, vacant homes, and occupied homes, condemnations, open sewers, illegal dumping, illegal construction, Recreational vehicle placement, unsanitary premises, and obstruction of vision due to trees or motor homes; issuing warnings, citations and post notices for properties in violation. Receives, investigates and resolves complaints concerning property code violations. Provides information to the public regarding municipal codes and laws.

Animal Control: Patrols designated geographical areas to enforce animal regulations, laws, and ordinances. Answers complaints concerning animals, conducts cruelty investigations and dangerous dog investigations, picks up stray and unwanted animals, sets humane animal traps, investigates and quarantines biting animals and issues warnings or citations. Identifies and handles wild and/or vicious animals and uses proper handling precautions, rescues, picks up and transports sick, injured, and dead animals. Provides information to the public regarding municipal codes and laws.

Hours of Operation:

Monday thru Friday 8:00 to 5:00
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Contact Information:

During normal business hours we can be reached at 575-391-8158 or 575-397-9265

For any emergency calls after hours please contact Lea County Communication Authority non-emergency number at 575-397-9265.

Any compliments/complaints can be done by calling 575-391-4173 or emailing the department supervisor Jessica Silva at

The mission of the Hobbs City Jail is to protect the community by securely holding persons who are determined by the courts to pose a threat public safety and/or persons that have been sentenced to serve their time in our jail. It is the ethical and legal obligation of the Hobbs City Jail and its Detention Officers to provide secure, safe, and humane confinement.

Hours of Operation:

The Hobbs City Jail is a 24 hour 365 day operating facility.

Visitation Hours:

It should be noted that only sentenced inmates may have visitors.

Saturday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Inmates last names beginning A thru L

Sunday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Inmates last names beginning M thru Z

Contact Information:

We can be reached at 575-397-9247