PRESS RELEASE: Farmington Police Department is working to improve communication with crime victims, open call-in event this Thursday

Farmington, NM – The Farmington Police Department is working to better inform crime victims of the status of their cases. Being the victim of a crime can be a stressful time; not knowing the status of a case can add to that stress. We recognize this frustrating position and know it’s an area citizens would like us to improve.

This Thursday, February 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., our detective division will hold an open call-in event. The purpose of this event is to provide an opportunity for members of the community to call and inquire about the status of any case(s) they may have questions about and/or to relay any new information that may have developed.  Many of our cases are property crimes, which are difficult to solve. We want citizens to know where we are with those cases and for them to relay any new information. Not all cases are assigned to detectives; however, if a citizen calls about a case that is being handled by a patrol officer, we will still provide an update on that case.

Anyone with questions or new information regarding their case is advised to call the Farmington Police Department Detective Division at (505) 599-1005 on Thursday, February 8th, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This does not preclude inquiries outside of this time period; however, on this date, citizens can expect their cases to be promptly and thoroughly reviewed by a detective and/or detective supervisor with timely feedback provided. Inquiring citizens must be directly related to the investigation(s) they are seeking information about.