Information about programs and agencies affiliated with New Mexico Department of Public Safety.

NMDPS CVEB Title VI Compliance

The New Mexico Department of Safety (NMDPS) and its Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Bureau (CVEB) is committed to compliance with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. NMDPS and CVEB assure that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, income status or limited English proficiency be excluded from participation, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any NMDPS and CVEB program, activity or service.
~ NMDPS Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Title VI Program Compliance Plan
~ Title VI Complaint form

Forfeiture & Seizure

In compliance with the New Mexico Forfeiture Act reporting requirements, the New Mexico Department of Public Safety has posted the seizure and forfeiture statistics, of New Mexico Law Enforcement Agencies, for 2015. The NMDPS is only the repository for this information. Any requests for additional information regarding specific seizures should be directed to the seizing agency. If a specific agency is not listed on the report, that agency has not submitted seizure and forfeiture statistics to the NMDPS.Click on the links to view either the aggregate report or the detailed summary for each agency which has filed a report with NMDPS.
~ Forfeiture Aggregate Report
~ Forfeiture Detail Report

DRMO 1033 Program

The U.S. Department of Defense (D0D) 1033 Program permits the Secretary of Defense to transfer excess DoD supplies and equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies for use in their law enforcement duties. Read more.

DWI Prevention

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is the act of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In New Mexico, alcohol intoxication constitutes a common, but preventable, cause of traffic crashes. Read more.


It is the policy of the Department of Public Safety to establish fair and consistent policies and procedures designed to ensure efficient and effective operations of the department. All employees are required to familiarize themselves and comply with applicable policies and procedures.
Read the DPS Policies.

Gang Task Force

The New Mexico Gang Task Force (NMGTF) is the largest organized task force in the State dealing with gangs as a multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency entity. Funding through the New Mexico Department of Public Safety/Bureau of Grants Management from the Bureau of Justice Administration, Edward Byrne Memorial Fund. Read more.

NM Search & Rescue

All search and rescue incidents in New Mexico are coordinated by the New Mexico State Police Division. The primary resources for these incidents are volunteers. In the 20 years since the search and rescue law was passed, these volunteers have been activated thousands of times. Read more.

Mounted Patrol

The New Mexico Mounted Patrol was created, at the request of Governor John Miles, by state statute in 1941 and is directed to assist all law enforcement agencies in the state. Each year on average Mounted Patrol Troopers have donated the equivalent of 23 full time, trained and equipped officers to New Mexico police agencies. NM Mounted Patrol website.

NM Law Enforcement Memorial

Honoring New Mexico Law Enforcement Officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. Includes photos from the most recent Memorial Service and information about the qualifications required to be designated as a fallen officer. NM Law Enforcement Memorial website.