On behalf of the men and women of the Hobbs Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our web site.

The City of Hobbs offers its citizens a great place to live, work, and raise a family. The quality of life in Hobbs is a priority for our police department and we strive to do everything possible to maintain that quality of life. The Hobbs Police Department has 110 dedicated men and women who are committed to protecting the people and their property and rights while providing the best law enforcement services available.

We hope that this web site will give our citizens, and others interested, an overview of who we are and what we do. In these pages you can view information regarding our mission, our organization, crime statistics, crime mapping, and other information that we hope will be of use. We welcome any suggestions as to how this site can be improved to better serve you. If you are interested in a career in policing, please visit our employment pages. We are actively recruiting for a number of positions including police officers. We recognize that we must diversify our work force if we are to remain successful. With that in mind, we encourage women and minorities to apply.

Please feel free to contact our department with any questions, comments, or concerns at (575) 397-9265.



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Tharon Drake Homecoming Event

To view more pictures, visit the City of Hobbs Facebook page.


The Hobbs Police Department is hiring! Now is the time to take advantage of a great career opportunity if you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Police Officer for the City of Hobbs. Starting pay for uncertified applicants is $24.29 an hour.

To apply online, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hobbsnm. The next testing date will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016. This entry testing will consist of physical fitness testing, written exam, and the first interview in the process. Applications must be received no later than Thursday, October 6, 2016 to be considered for testing.

In addition to the standard benefits package offered by the City of Hobbs, the following are included, but not limited to:

  • Take-home car program (with restrictions)
  • SWAT pay (+$1500 annually)
  • Bilingual pay (+$1500 annually)
  • Longevity pay
  • Uniforms and Weapons provided
  • Professional Training and Development
  • Full pay while attending sixteen-week Law Enforcement Academy
  • Four, 10-hour shift work week (three days off)
  • Traffic Safety / Enforcement Overtime
  • Paid Court Attendance Overtime
Career Opportunities at the Hobbs Police Department:

  • K9 Officer
  • Field Training Officer
  • Specialized Instructor
  • Intelligence Officer
  • School Resource Officer
  • Traffic Investigator/Motorcycle Officer
  • Drug Taskforce Agent
  • SWAT Team
  • Hostage/Crisis Negotiator
  • Sergeant (Patrol/CID/Training/SRO)
  • Lieutenant (Patrol, Intelligence, CID)
  • Captain (Patrol, CID, Support Services)
  • Deputy Chief

The Hobbs Police Department provides its employees with the best and most current training that meets or exceeds industry standards. Whether we utilize our own professional instructional staff or an outside professional training firm, we are committed to providing the employees of the department with the tools and education necessary to provide professional and effective services to the community we serve proudly. If you have any questions, you can contact Officer Mike Stone at 575-397-9381 or mlstone@hobbsnm.org. You can also contact Captain Charles Cunningham at 575-397-9258 or ccunningham@hobbsnm.org.

The City of Hobbs is an Equal Opportunity Employer/smoke and drug free workplace.

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National Drug Take Back Day

October 17, 2016 – The Hobbs Police Department, the Community Drug Coalition of Lea County, and Walgreens have teamed up for the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Semi-Annual National Take Back Day. Citizens can bring their unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medications to the HPD/CDC booth in front of Walgreen's located at 1401 North Turner or the Walgreen's at 801 West Joe Harvey, located at the corner of Joe Harvey and Grimes on Saturday, October 22nd from 10:00am to 2:00pm. This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked.

During Take Back Day, Americans turn in over 120 tons of prescription drugs at nearly 4,100 sites nationwide operated by the DEA and more than 3,000 law enforcement agencies.

The medications are picked up and destroyed by the DEA.


The Hobbs Fire Department has begun updating contact information and detailed site plans of all businesses within the City of Hobbs. This is an annual process the department conducts in order to have current information available in the event of an emergency. These updated plans will be scanned into our database and utilized by the staff of the Hobbs Fire Department. The responding personnel will utilize this information to better assess the needs of the incident and determine the resources needed to mitigate the issue.

The information gathered and the responsibilities of the crew initiating the Pre-Incident plan will vary according to the building occupancy and overall size of the structure. Fire crews will be visiting area businesses to gather the information for the Pre-Incident plan. It is important to keep in mind this is not an inspection and is primarily for the response considerations and emergent efforts of our responding personnel. The pre-incident planning process also plays a vital role in our Insurance Service Office rating which could potentially affect fire department funding and insurance policy rates within the City of Hobbs.

We appreciate the cooperation of all business owners and citizens with respect to this process. The Hobbs Fire Department's commitment and overall concern for the community will continue to be important as we move forward. If you have any further questions or need additional information please contact Captain Paul Thompson at 575-397-9308.