Photo: Santa Fe County (N.M.) Sheriff's Department.

Photo: Santa Fe County (N.M.) Sheriff's Department.

New Mexico State Police investigators are working to identify a trooper caught having sex with a woman on the hood of a car while in uniform.

The trooper was captured in images from a surveillance camera set up in a remote area of Santa Fe County to document vandalism. The trooper's act took place at a ranch at the county's western edge.

Two images were released by the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office and provided to state police investigators. A Chihuahua or other small dog can be seen watching the action.

The state police have placed an officer on leave but have not confirmed that the officer is the same one seen in the photos.

"We are not disclosing the identity of the involved officer at this time," a state police public information officer wrote in an e-mail to POLICE. "Personnel matters are ongoing."