Police Administration

Chief of Police: Pat Gallegos

Chief Gallegos was born and raised in Portales. Upon graduation from Portales High School he joined the United States Marine Corps where he spent four years. During his service he rose to the rank of Sergeant. In 1998, after his honorable discharge from the USMC, Gallegos began his Law Enforcement career with the Gallup Police Department. While serving with GPD, Chief Gallegos again rose to the rank of Sergeant, where he was in charge of all crime scene technicians, evidence and death investigations.

In 2008, Chief Gallegos began with the Portales Police Department. He was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 2010, followed by a promotion to lieutenant of Investigations in 2012. In December of 2013 Pat Gallegos was named Chief of Police.



Executive Assistant: Tamara Miller
Tamara is the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police. She is in charge of handling the personnel, payroll, purchasing and administrative functions of the Department.

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Portales, NM 88130
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