Las Cruces Police Department to share crime stats at town hall with residents

Justin Garcia
Las Cruces Sun-News

LAS CRUCES – The Las Cruces Police Department announced Wednesday it would host a town hall to go over crime statistics, provide information about initiatives and listen to residents with questions or concerns.

LCPD scheduled the meeting for 5:30 p.m. on May 25 in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 700 N. Main St. In a news release, LCPD estimates the town hall will last 90 minutes.

“The meeting will serve as an opportunity for residents to connect with LCPD officials, gain insights into current policing initiatives and contribute to the ongoing efforts in promoting safety within the community,” the department said in the news release.

The town hall comes on the heels of a city council meeting to discuss civilian oversight of LCPD. In that meeting, three citizens argued that LCPD lacked transparency and committed harm in multiple high-profile police killings in recent years.

Mandy Guss, the Communications Director for the City, said the town hall had been planned for weeks and was not necessarily a response to the meeting.

Justin Garcia covers public safety and local government in Las Cruces. He can be reached via email at, via text at 575-541-5449, or on Twitter @Just516Garc.