City of Socorro Texas

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Contact Information

Non-Emergency Contact
(915) 858-9237

Records Clerk
Phone: (915) 860-9073
Fax: (915) 900-5156

Location

240 N. Moon Rd
Socorro, TX 79927

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Emergencies:
Available 24/7
Call 9-1-1

 

Message from the Chief of Police

Robert C. Rojas
Police Chief

Robert Christopher Rojas was born and raised in El Paso County Texas and is a graduate from Montwood High School (Class of 1999). He began his career in public service at 20 years old. He joined the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in 2001 as a Detention Officer assigned to the Jail Annex. He remained in that position until 2004 when he was accepted to the basic peace officer course and graduated a deputy sheriff. As a Deputy Sheriff he held assignments as a Field Training Officer, Special Traffic Investigator, and an Academy Instructor. He promoted to Deputy Sergeant in 2014 and assignments in Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Special Traffic Investigations. He promoted to Deputy Lieutenant in 2018 and held assignments in Patrol – Special Operations & the Criminal Investigations Division. He was appointed to Deputy Commander in April 2022 and assigned to lead the Criminal Investigations Division. He obtained his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice (Kaplan University) in 2014 and his Master’s Degree in Public Administration (Purdue University) in 2022. He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy (279th Session), Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Institute of Texas Leadership Command College (88th Class) and the El Paso Chamber Leadership Program. After 22 years, 5 months, and 15 days of service to the County of El Paso, he retired to become the Police Chief for the City of Socorro, Texas.

chain of command

Name Position
Robert C. Rojas
Chief Administrator of Police
Jason Stanzione
Deputy Chief
Eddie Smith
Administration Lieutenant

administration

The Police Administration staff plays a high role of responsibility and authority. Officers within the administration staff are responsible for overseeing the entire department, including handling the employment of new officers and their training. The administration also takes on ethical responsibility in determining the termination of their subordinates.

Name Position Contact Information
Eddie Smith
Lieutenant
Jose Munoz
Lieutenant
Li Rosario
Interim Lieutenant

records division

The Records Division is committed to assisting citizens, agencies, and our community with their requests for the City of Socorro Police’s written reports.

All requests for reports and records must be in writing.

  • For an Accident / Crash Report please provide the exact date, location of the crash, name of the person involved in the crash, and case number.
  • For an Offense or Incident Report please provide the case number, date, location, name of the complainant, name of the victim, or, name of the person arrested.

If you have questions, please contact Records at 915-860-9073 for assistance.

detectives

The Investigations Division is responsible for all follow-up investigations that may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects, recovery of stolen property and the clearance of reported offenses, as well as the collection and preservation of evidence.

dispatch

Members of the dispatch unit perform under general supervision, dispatch and monitor officers through a multi-channel radio system. Dispatchers receive all emergency 911 and non-emergency calls, as well as determine which officers to dispatch for specific calls. For any information on the Dispatch Unit, contact Trinity Jara by sending an email to tjara@costx.us.

emergency response team


The Emergency Response Team, referred to as ERT, is a team that operates at a higher level than patrol officers. The ERT is capable of performing more tactical operations such as hostage situations, responding to active shooters, and taking on threats from transnational criminal organizations.

k-9

The K-9 Unit is a specialized unit that receives assistance from dogs during their patrol. This unit performs the tasks of a general police officer while also performing tasks specific to K-9 unit dogs such as finding illegal substances, tracking missing persons, and also detecting explosives. Socorro PD’s K-9 unit consists of Officer Castaneda and his canine partner.

patrol

With description and contact information for Sergeants/Corporals

Patrol Unit is responsible for the monitoring of city streets, alleys, and rights of way, and first-line response to citizens calls for service. It encompasses:

  • Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
  • Hit and Run Investigation
  • Patrol
  • Bicycle Patrol

Victim Assistance Program

The Victim Service Assistance Program is a program specifically targeted toward assisting victims of crime as well as their families through personal advocacy and support from Ms. Lorenza Elias. Since her hiring in 2019, Mrs. Elias has provided essential support services to over 900 constituents. Her services include court accompaniment, assisting in filing for Crime Victims Compensations, and more. Beyond that, this program is also a place of assistance for those who aren’t seeking help for criminal or legal matters and can provide information on external resources for civil matters.

To contact Ms. Lorenza Elias, send an email to crimesadvocate@costx.us, or call at 915-275-1050.

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