DPS News

NMSP 89th Recruit School Commencement Ceremony

Santa Fe, NM The New Mexico State Police cordially invites all media outlets to participate in the commencement ceremony of the 89th New Mexico State Police Recruit School.  The ceremony will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy gymnasium on Sunday, July 5, 2015. (more…)

UPDATE Flash Flood at the Philmont Scout Ranch

Colfax County On Saturday, June 27, 2015 at approximately 4:30 a.m. a flash flood occurred in North Ponil Canyon which is located on the Philmont Scout Ranch, fifteen miles northeast of the main Philmont Scout Ranch Training Center.  At the time this occurred there were twelve Scout participants in the canyon on a twelve day trek across the ranch.  The twelve participants consisted of, eight Boy Scouts, (ranging in age from approximately thirteen to seventeen), one adult Philmont Scout Ranger (Guide/Instructor), and three adult Crew Leaders.  As the flood water swept through the canyon, it over ran the Scouts camp site resulting in four Boy Scouts being swept away. (more…)

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash near Grants

Cibola County On Friday, June 26, 2015 at approximately 10:46 p.m., officers from the New Mexico State Police responded to the scene of a, single vehicle, fatality crash.  This crash occurred at mile marker 78 on Interstate 40 west of Grants, New Mexico.  (more…)

Flash Flood at the Philmont Scout Ranch

Colfax County On Saturday, June 27, 2015 at approximately 4:30 a.m. a flash flood occurred in North Ponil Canyon which is located on the Philmont Scout Ranch, fifteen miles northeast of the main Philmont Scout Ranch Training Center.  At the time this occurred there were twelve Scout participants in the canyon on a twelve day trek across the ranch.  The twelve participants consisted of, eight Boy Scouts, (ranging in age from approximately fourteen to seventeen), one adult Philmont Scout Ranger (Guide/Instructor), and three adult Crew Leaders.  As the flood water swept through the canyon, it over ran the Scouts camp site resulting in four Boy Scouts being swept away.  (more…)

NMSP Investigates Alleged Assault

Alamogordo, NMOn May 13, 2015, Alamogordo Police Department Chief Robert Duncan requested the assistance of the New Mexico State Police to conduct an investigation into allegations made against an Alamogordo Police Department officer.  Agents from the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau were informed Alamogordo Police Department Officer Warren Whittington was accused of pointing a handgun at employees of the Aaron’s Rental Center when the employees attempted to recover leased property belonging to the company.    (more…)