The Red River Marshal's Office employs officers that are committed to the fulfillment of department goals. Town Marshal David Smith believes that public safety is a large arena that requires every discipline (police, dispatch, fire and EMS) to work together to offer the best service possible. The Marshal's Office strives to create a safe and friendly place for you and your family to live, work or visit. To put it simply, "We are here to protect and serve the citizens of Red River and all those who come to visit. We also want to enhance the experience that visitors have by providing courteous and timely information regarding local activities and history." Our officers are all highly experienced and receive technical training in every aspect of traffic and criminal law enforcement. They are capable of handling any and all violations of the law. We welcome your comments or suggestions and you're always invited to drop by for a visit or a cup of coffee.
We offer MVD-approved driving tests by appointment. If you have a Police, Fire, or Medical emergency dial 911. To report a suspected drunk driver anywhere in New Mexico call #DWI from your cell – locally call (575) 754-6166.
Other useful links:
For Concealed Handgun Information: www.dps.nm.org/index.php/nm-concealed-carry
For Off-Highway Vehicle Information: www.wildlife.state.nm.us/ohv/ohv.html
For Hunting and Fishing Information: www.wildlife.state.nm.us/recreation/index.htm
For Road/Travel Conditions: www.nmroads.com
For information on any Animal Control Issues contact Snider Sloan, Animal Control Officer, or any of the Marshals at our business number (575) 754-6166. Remember, don’t feed wild animals and always view wildlife from a distance. Only place trash in dumpsters and secure the lids properly. Never leave food or trash in your house, on your porch or in your vehicle.
A division of the Red River Marshal's Office, the Red River Dispatch Center has sophisticated communication equipment, a highly technical enhanced 911 system, and communications specialists that are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Our communications specialists are dedicated and committed to providing that crucial link between those who are in need of assistance and those who provide assistance. A sophisticated upgrade in 2007 was funded in part by the State of New Mexico and allowed for expanded coverage to many surrounding agencies, including contractual communications responsibilities with area police departments, fire departments, ambulances, and search and rescue teams. The latest upgrade in early 2013 addressed the next generation of enhanced capabilities for the 911 and radio systems.
Remember, when reporting an emergency stay on the line with the dispatcher until help arrives. Tell what the emergency is, give your location, your name, call back number, and any other information that might be important - such as hazards or description of persons involved. Above all, stay calm and keep yourself away from harm.
Red River Marshal’s Office
PO Box 410
Red River, NM 87558
Office: (575) 754-6166
FAX: (575) 754-2306
David Smith, Town Marshal