Information Technology Division


Melvin Lee

Chief Information Officer
(505) 827-3353

The Information Technology Division oversees and supports one of the largest computer networks in New Mexico State Government. As a lifeline, the ITD provides critical real-time information to criminal justice agencies throughout New Mexico via a complex network of computers, communication devices, and specialized software.

ITP Mission

NM DPS Information Technology Division provides accurate, critical, real-time information in support of agencies that protect the people of New Mexico.


We are committed to serving the public. We will maintain the public trust and confidence in our abilities through highly qualified and dedicated employees.

The DPS ITD serves all Local Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Agency Programs within the State of New Mexico including: 605 State Police, 147 Motor Transportation Division officers, 41 Special Investigations Division officers; technical assistance to 1,300 DPS employees; 180 law enforcement agencies and more than 2,700 law enforcement users throughout the state.

In support of the many law enforcement personnel within the State of New Mexico, DPS ITD is committed to the bold New Mexico vision of dramatically improving the quality of law enforcement and criminal justice services. The DPS approach to integrated justice promotes data sharing, enhanced case management, increased worker efficiency, and improved safety of New Mexico citizens, saving lives, dollars and time. Integrated services improve the quality of information by eliminating redundant data input that often results in error. The focus on improving criminal justice information availability and sharing is a priority.

The DPS-ITD staff provides access to an impressive network and its databases throughout New Mexico, as well as links to national database systems. The information provided by these databases are a chief component of the fight against crime in New Mexico. The DPS computer resources are vital for both internal operations and service delivery and are utilized by criminal justice agencies, state agencies, DPS personnel and the public. These systems include:

  • Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS)
  • Complete Arrest information (cAi)
  • Computerized Criminal History (CCH)
  • Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW)
  • Law Enforcement Network with Corrections (LINK)
  • Field Interview Cards (FI)
  • Intelligence Reports (Intell)
  • New Mexico Incident Based Reporting System (NMIBRS)
  • National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS)
  • New Mexico Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NMLETS)
  • National Criminal Information Center (NCIC)
  • National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS)
  • Automated Fingerprint Identification System / Interim Distributed Imaging System (AFIS/IDIS)
  • Triple I (Interstate Intelligence Index)
  • NCIC Online Certification
  • Protective Order (AOC)
  • CompStat
  • Sex Offender Web
  • Missing Person Web
  • Port of Entry (POE) 2000
  • Maximus Fleet System
  • Law Enforcement Message System (LEMS)