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A 13-year veteran of the Las Cruces Police Department, Community Liaison Officer (CLO) Aaron Glymph, uses his position to interact and build relationships with people from all walks of life in the Las Cruces community.
“Being in this role allows me to touch people’s lives and improve our community. I really enjoy connecting with people and hearing their stories,” Glymph said.
Part of his role as CLO entails involvement with the city’s Weed and Seed and Teen Connection programs. Weed & Seed was started as a U.S. Department of Justice Grant program, but it has evolved into more than an after-school and summer program for at-risk youth.
The program now includes mentorship, educational, nutritional and life-skills assistance for entire families, positive daily interaction with law enforcement officers and support services for the community. The program serves children kindergarten through high school and has expanded in recent years to a separate program for middle school and high school students called Teen Connection.
Glymph said he has had opportunities to be involved in other volunteer activities close to his heart. He has either run or biked in more than 20 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics events. Glymph had the honor to be chosen to run the Special Olympics torch through Austria in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Final Leg of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games.
The Habitat for Humanity 911 build initiative is another activity in which Glymph has actively participated. First responders volunteer each year to help construct several Habitat for Humanity homes, working alongside the families building and receiving the homes.
Glymph is a Mayfield High School graduate and has served on the LCPD Honor Guard, as a DARE instructor at Alameda Elementary School and as a member of the Organ Mountain Technical Rescue Squad. Glymph has a passion for the outdoors and wilderness.
For more information on LCPD’s Community Partnership Program, contact Community Liaison Officer Aaron Glymph at 575-202-1573 or firstname.lastname@example.org.