DPS News

State Police to Participate in DEA National Take Back Day

Headquarters, Santa Fe NM–On Saturday, September 27, 2014; New Mexico State Police will be partnering up with the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Take Back Day. This is a program that focuses on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. This program will give the public the opportunity to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances to law enforcement offices for destruction. (more…)

DPS Lab in Hobbs Adds New Discipline

SANTA FE- The New Mexico Department of Public Safety Forensic Lab in Hobbs is now accepting evidence for forensic firearm/toolmark analysis.  What that means is the Lab in Hobbs is now able to test firearms, cartridge cases, make shotshell and bullet comparisons, serial number restoration, calculate muzzle to garment distance and many more types of examinations related to firearms.  This will mirror the capabilities offered in Santa Fe and will help expedite cases that involve firearms around the state. (more…)

Department of Public Safety Release 2014 Labor Day Weekend Activity

Santa Fe –Striving to constantly keep the motoring public and New Mexico citizens safe; New Mexico State Police Officers, New Mexico Motor Transportation Officers, and Special Investigations Division Agents were out in force this past Labor Day weekend throughout the state.

The following is a breakdown of the enforcement activity. (more…)

It’s Happening this Week, the Annual DPS Auction

SANTA FE- The annual New Mexico Department of Public Safety Auction in Santa Fe is happening this Saturday, August 23rd. The auction will take place 9:30 a.m., at the Department of Public Safety, 4491 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe. Preview days for the auction will take place Thursday, August 21st and Friday August 22nd, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. (more…)

SID Sergeant Helps Two Women at Scene of Crash


SID Sergeant Angel Torres

Sandoval County- On July 31, 2014, about 9:00am, Special Investigations Division Sergeant Angel Torres was travelling north on I-25 headed up La Bajada hill. About three quarters of the way up he saw a plume of smoke on his right. When he looked to the origin of the smoke, he saw a midsized car on its side (passenger side down) and the wheels were still turning. He immediately pulled over to assist the people involved in this crash. The car was filling with smoke and the engine compartment looked like it was going to catch fire. (more…)