COMMUNITY

Coffee With Cops

Coffee with Cops is an open discussion forum with members of the Hobbs Police Department, where numerous members of the community gather with Hobbs Police Department officers and staff to discuss current events and topics relevant to the community. Numerous members, including members of non-profit organizations, committee members, and other individuals involved in our local community attend these open forums because they appreciate the non-formal setting where they can discuss current or upcoming events. It is a relaxing and informative way for anyone to start their Wednesday mornings with some of Hobbs’ finest and other city of Hobbs members.

On the first Wednesday morning of each month, we will host this event in our Classroom at Hobbs Police Department from 7:00-9:00 am. (Entrance and parking is on the north side of the building.) For the remainder of the month we like to take this show on the road! Follow us on Facebook in order to receive information for the locations of this and other community events. Complimentary coffee and doughnuts are provided, so please feel free to join us! You can stay for 10 minutes or for the whole 2 hours!

If you are a member of any type of events organization, we would love to see you at Coffee with Cops! Many members of different non-profit organizations in our community use this opportunity to announce upcoming fairs, concerts, and other events. If your organization would like to host a Coffee with Cops event, we want to hear from you! Please contact Officer Reanna Molinaro at rmolinaro@hobbsnm.org or at 1(575) 397-9394.

Wednesdays
7:00 am - 9:00 am

October 16th, 2019: FCHC Law Firm
1515 W. Calle Sur Suite 101

CITIZENS' POLICE ACADEMY

The Citizens’ Police Academy is a 30-hour course designed to give Hobbs citizens a working knowledge of your Police Department. Academy meets once a week, on Tuesday for 9 weeks.

The slogan of the Citizens’ Police Academy is "Understanding Through Education", with the ultimate goal of providing attending citizens the information needed to dispel any suspicions or misconceptions about law enforcement, and increase rapport between the Police and the Community. The public, in turn, make the Officers more aware of its feelings and concerns.

WHO MAY ATTEND THE ACADEMY?

The Academy is open to everyone who meets the criteria listed below. It would be of special interest to those who live or work in City of Hobbs. The 20 member class fills up quickly and a waiting list is established for anyone who cannot be placed in the immediate class. Interested candidates for the Citizens’ Police Academy must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • No misdemeanor arrests within six months of application
  • No felony arrests within six months of application
  • Excellent character

The Police Department confidentially reviews all applications for approval. The Chief of Police selects Citizens’ Police Academy students based upon the information contained on the application and the background check. A waiting list is established for anyone who cannot be placed in the immediate class.

HOW IS THE CLASS CONDUCTED?

How is the class conducted? Students meet every Tuesday. They receive approximately 30 hours of instruction.You will be required to complete a minimum of 2 "ride-alongs" with on-duty Police Officers to graduate the class. The class will also include several "hands on" opportunities. Students completing this course are honored at a graduation banquet the last week of class.

HOW CAN THIS ACADEMY BENEFIT HOBBS POLICE DEPARTMENT?

The Police Department believes public opinion and knowledge is essential to continue expansion of the community-policing concept. Opinions provided from citizens will play a vital role in the future of the Police Department.

WILL THE ACADEMY IMPROVE POLICE/COMMUNITY RELATIONS?

The more information the public has about the Police Department, the less fears will exist. Many conflicts are caused simply by a lack of understanding, and these could be avoided.

We hope the graduates of the Citizens’ Police Academy take their knowledge into the community, educate others when the opportunity arises, and make decisions that affect the City and Police Department with heightened awareness and better information.

WHERE CAN I GET AN APPLICATION FOR THE ACADEMY?

Citizens’ Police Academy Applications may be printed out below, picked up at 300 N. Turner, or mailed to you on request.

For more information, contact Sergeant Fidel Aldrete at faldrete@hobbsnm.org

CPA Registration Form (.pdf)