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Police Chief Dino Sgambellone
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On behalf of the Los Alamos Police Department, I welcome you to our webpage and to the Los Alamos community. Within this site, you will see how the Los Alamos Police Department works very hard to maintain a high level of customer service as we honor our commitment to those we serve. We have outstanding men and women at the department who are committed to excellence and are guided by our LAPD Mission, Vision, and Core Beliefs.

Please take the time to answer our survey LAPD Community Survey. The survey will acquire feedback on Community Involvement, Safety, Procedural Justice, and on Contact and Satisfaction.  It will take about 10 minutes to complete and provide invaluable feedback on how we can better serve and partner with the community.


Chief Dino Sgambellone
(505) 662-8226

Mission, Vision & Core Beliefs

MISSION: The Mission of the Los Alamos County Police Department is to provide quality pro-active law enforcement services to our community that promote an atmosphere of safety and security for both our residents and visitors while protecting the rights and guarantees provided under the Constitution of the United States of America and the State of New Mexico.

VISION: For our community to be free from crime and the fear of crime.

CORE BELIEFS: Professionalism, Integrity, Accountability, Respect, Teamwork, and Communications.

2020 Annual Report

In the 2020 Annual Report, you will find highlights of the Los Alamos Police Department’s commitment and dedication to the residents and visitors of Los Alamos County. Through on-going community collaboration and partnership, we have been able to remain one of the safest communities in the nation.

CALEA Accredidation

CALEA Law Enforcement AccreditationCALEA Gold StandardCALEA was created in 1979 with the support of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the National Sheriffs Association (NSA), National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). The purpose of CALEA is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by: maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence.

CALEA law enforcement standards cover role, responsibilities, and relationships with other agencies; organization, management, and administration; personnel administration; law enforcement operations, operational support, and traffic law enforcement; detainee and court-related services; and auxiliary and technical services. 

The Los Alamos Police Department received initial CALEA accreditation on March 24, 2018. 


Los Alamos County is located in the north-central part of New Mexico and encompasses 110 square miles. The County lies on the east side of the Jemez Mountain's at an elevation of about 7,000 feet. We enjoy four distinct but mild seasons. Being nestled among foothills and mesas, our outdoor recreation opportunities abound.

Look at the Employment Opportunities for more information on the application process. For any other information, please email at lapd@lacnm.us or call our non-emergency Dispatch line at (505) 662-8222.

2021 Crime Statistics

In April, the Los Alamos Police Department transitioned from UCR, a Summary Reporting System (SRS), to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS).  NIBRS was created in the 1980’s to offer more detailed crime reporting. NIBRS counts all crimes that occur and provides more context to actual crime within the community. NIBRS tracks what are commonly known as both Part 1 and Part 2 crimes.  Since the list contains multiple offenses reported to the Police Department, a summary is included in the quarterly news release.  The full report can be accessed here. Crime Statistics for 2021