The men and women of the Taos Police Department are committed to a historic concept of public service, which is best described as “Honorable service of others, without expectation of personal gain”. As your Chief of Police, I accept the responsibility of ensuring our police professionals recognize and hold dear, our responsibility to enforce the values of our communities, within the confines of our Constitutions, and to never succumb to the temptation of forcing our values on our communities through an abuse of authority. We stand as public servants for our communities, dedicated to reducing fear, preventing criminal activity and enhancing the quality of life of our residents and visitors, while ensuring equitable and compassionate enforcement of our communities’ values, state’s statues and governments’ principals of democracy.
I want to assure our residents, our visitors and anyone who values the environment, culture, diversity and the hospitality that Taos represents, that your police department is committed to our quality and way of life, our sense of community and our reliance on effective partnerships with all stakeholders who engage in the efforts of serving Taos.
The Taos Police Department values Life, the Constitution, Integrity, and effective partnerships with law abiding members of our community, to address concerns and collaboratively work toward long term solutions of our community’s issues. It is my sincere hope, that you find our web site and other resources helpful and informative but please let us know how we can improve our efforts to meet your needs.