Craig Dodd

Alamosa Police Department

Duane Oakes, Chief of Police


It is with great honor that I have the opportunity to serve as the Chief of Police for the Alamosa Police Department. Our department has 24 sworn officers and 4 civilian employees. We are committed to providing a level of service that strives to achieve community safety, one that maintains and enhances the quality of life for all citizens and visitors of Alamosa. Our officers will maintain the highest ethical standards and community connectivity to achieve positive interactions, building trust and gaining support from our community. We will continue to be transparent and a responsive organization for both citizens and employees.

We are committed to a community policing philosophy and a customer service approach that involves and values the opinions and perspectives of all citizens within our community. We will work as a partner with the citizens, businesses, and other governmental agencies to provide the services that the community deserves. We will always do the right thing, no matter who's watching and emphasize the values of human life, integrity, professionalism, accountability, and respect with all of our members, and the citizens that we serve.

I welcome the ideas, thoughts and input from community members on how we, the Alamosa Police Department, can meet the needs of our great city. Please send any comments to