LCPD will be in area Walmarts

Las Cruces police officers are now patrolling Las Cruces area Walmart stores in the wake of the Aug. 3 mass-shooting that killed 22 and injured several more in El Paso, Texas.

The City of Las Cruces entered into agreement with Walmart, through a private security company contacted by Walmart, to allow off-duty LCPD officers to work 12-hour shifts at all four Walmart stores in Las Cruces. Las Cruces police officers were first allowed to work Outside Employment in 2018 when General Orders were approved to include Secondary Employment, Off-Duty Employment and Extra-Duty Employment.