Administration

The administrative division handles support services for the Artesia Police Department.  These services include records management, professional standards unit, training, fleet management, quartermaster services and purchasing.  

The division is under the command of Commander Lindell Smith. Commander Smith has been with the department for 13 years.   Commander Smith began his career with the department as a patrol officer, was then promoted to Sergeant working with the professional standards unit, and now serves as the Commander of Administration.