The purpose of the Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit sealed proposals to establish a contract through competitive negotiations for the procurement of a licensed psychologist to act as the Agency New Mexico Department of Public Safety (NMDPS) Police Officer Support Team (POST) psychologist. The POST Psychologist will coordinate with the agency’s POST commander to ensure services are provided, as needed or requested, to NMDPS employees. The POST psychologist will also be tasked with pre-screening some employees periodically for fitness for duty evaluations upon request by the agency.
Santa Fe, NM – Today, Department of Public Safety Secretary Scott Weaver announced the appointment of veteran FBI Agent Stephan Marshall as director of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy.
The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy is the premier training facility for basic, advanced and in-service law enforcement training and certification of dispatchers from municipal, county, tribal and state law enforcement agencies.
“Director Marshall brings a vast knowledge of law enforcement, prosecution, legal counsel, leadership and training experiences to this important position,” said Secretary Weaver. “I am very confident that he will move all New Mexico law enforcement and telecommunicator agencies well into the future.”
As defined by law, the Secretary of the Department of Public Safety appoints the director of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy subject to the approval of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy board.
“Stephan has the opportunity to come into this position already familiar with many of the law enforcement stakeholders. He will be able to quickly facilitate their needs and the needs of the public,” said Weaver.
Marshall graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, and received a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Texas Tech University School of Law.
He began his law enforcement career as an Assistant District Attorney in Fort Worth, Texas, where he served as a felony court lead prosecutor and as chief of the Gang Prosecution Unit. After leaving the DA’s office, Marshall ran a private law practice before accepting a position as the First Assistant District Attorney in Ellis County, Texas.
Marshall was appointed as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1996, and investigated violent crimes, public corruption, civil rights, and national security matters in Laredo and Austin, Texas.
In 2004, Marshall accepted a position as Chief Division Counsel and Supervisory Special Agent for the Albuquerque FBI Division. In that position, Marshall provided legal advice to executive management and agents and conducted legal and firearms training for FBI agents and other law enforcement agencies. Marshall retired from the FBI after 20 years of distinguished service.
In New Mexico, there are 233 recognized law enforcement agencies and approximately 7,000 certified law enforcement officers. There are nine law enforcement academies in New Mexico, eight of which are regional law enforcement training facilities that have been certified by the NMLEA director, with the approval of the academy’s board of directors.
Each certified training facility must offer a minimum of 654 hours of basic law enforcement training, as well as 40 hours of biennial, in-service, law enforcement training to each certified police officer. The training at the regional facilities must be comparable to or exceed the standards of the programs of the main academy in Santa Fe. The eight New Mexico certified regional law enforcement training facilities are:
1. Albuquerque Police Department Academy;
2. Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department Regional Training Academy;
3. Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office Academy;
4. Las Cruces Police Department Training Academy;
5. New Mexico State Police Training and Recruiting Bureau;
6. San Juan County Criminal Justice Authority;
7. Southeastern New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy (Hobbs); and,
8. Western New Mexico University Police Academy (Silver City).
On Thursday, May 5, 2016, slain New Mexico State Police Officer Nash Garcia will be honored at the 25th Annual Indian Country Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial at the United States Indian Police Academy in Artesia, NM.
The annual Indian Country Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial service honors tribal, state, local, and federal law enforcement officers working on federal Indian lands and in tribal communities who have given their lives in the line of duty. This year’s memorial will honor the deaths of NMSP Officer Nash Garcia, Officer Anthony “Tony” Edward Lossiah of the Cherokee Indian Police Department, and Officer Alex Kee Yazzie of the Navajo Nation Police Department.
NMSP Officer Nash Garcia was killed on April 11, 1952 when Officer Garcia was in pursuit of two suspects on the Acoma Indian Reservation. Officer Garcia was ambushed and killed by the two subjects. Both suspects were later convicted of his murder.
During this year’s memorial, Officer Nash Garcia’s name will be added to the National Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Memorial located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia.]]>
The Roswell Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in locating Sharon Berry, a Caucasian female, seventy-four (74) years old, five feet one (5’1″) inches tall, seventy-seven (77) pounds, with brown hair, and brown eyes. Sharon Berry was last seen wearing a black shirt and blue jeans and she may have had a puppy with her. Sharon Berry was last seen April 28, 2016 in Roswell, New Mexico and is believed to be in DANGER if not located.
Authorities believe Sharon Berry may be traveling in a black and white Toyota Tacoma pickup with unknown registration.
Anyone with any information regarding this New Mexico Silver Alert is asked to call the Roswell Police Department at (575)624-6770.
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The initial investigation revealed that an eastbound vehicle, driven by Fredrick Robertson (54) from Richmond, California, entered the center median where he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle then traveled onto the eastbound shoulder and overturned several times ejecting the back seat passenger, Irene Robertson (73) from Richmond, California, who was not wearing a seatbelt.
Passenger Irene Robertson sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Passenger A.B. Robertson (75) from Richmond, California sustained injuries and was transported from the scene.
Driver Fredrick Robertson sustained injuries and was transported from the scene.
This vehicle crash is still under investigation.]]>
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The suspect took approximately $750.00 in cash. As the suspect left, he struck a customer in the head with the handle of the gun. The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction of travel.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the New Mexico State Police at 505-841-9256, option 3.
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Please CANCEL the Amber Alert for Victoria Teakell. She was located in Santa Rosa, NM and is okay. The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department is investigating. Please contact the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department for questions at 575-356-4408.
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THE FOLLOWING IS AN AMBER ALERT FOR THE ROOSEVELT COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT. Please contact the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department for questions at 575-356-4408.
Victoria Teakell was last seen today in Roosevelt County around 4:00 p.m. Victoria Teakell is described as a sixteen year old Hispanic female, approximately five feet four inches tall, weighing 125 pounds, with brown eyes and long black hair. Victoria was last seen wearing a black ankle-length skirt, black slip-on dress shoes, a multi-colored plaid button-up dress shirt with pink and purple.
An unknown vehicle, possibly an SUV, was seen by a witness where Victoria was last observed near South Roosevelt Road U and South Roosevelt Road 9, approximately six miles outside Portales, NM.
Anyone with information should contact the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department at 575-356-4408.]]>