Special Investigations Division

6301 Indian School NE, Suite 310
Albuquerque NM 87110

Main Telephone
(505) 841-8053 Mon – Fri
(505) 841-9256 After Hours/Weekends
Fax: (505) 841-8078

Mission Statement

Serving the citizens of New Mexico through enforcement of New Mexico State Statutes and Administrative Code, as well as conducting complex specialized investigations with integrity and professionalism.

The Special Investigations Division (SID) is a division of the Department of Public Safety. SID Officers have statewide law enforcement jurisdiction and enforce both administrative regulations and criminal codes.The SID is the designated lead agency for the enforcement of New Mexico’s Liquor Control Act (NMSA 60-3-1 through 60-12-10) and a major contributor in the state’s effort to reduce DWI.
The division performs a wide range of Enforcement and Regulatory activities statewide:

  • Premise inspection at licensed liquor establishments
  • Compliance Operations
    • Underage enforcement operations
    • Tobacco compliance operations
  • Source investigations
  • Investigations into the illegal sales of alcohol to intoxicated persons
  • Financial investigations
  • Undercover operations
  • Training of city and county police officers, community groups and industry employees.

NM Regulation and Licensing Department

Alcohol & Gaming Posters

Licensees may use the following links to print posters required for compliance with A. NMAC:             POSTERS:

A.   Licensees shall display the following posters in full public view within the licensed premises.  The director will prescribe the forms and sizes of the posters and will make copies available to all licensees:

(1)     posters giving notice the law prohibits the carrying of any operative firearm on a licensed premises;
(2)     posters warning of the dangers of drinking alcoholic beverages during pregnancy;
(3)     posters identifying areas of the licensed premises in which minors are prohibited, unless accompanied by a parent, adult spouse or legal guardian; and
(4)     posters warning of the dangers of, and penalties for, driving while intoxicated.