Department of Public Safety

About the Department

The Department of Public Safety’s role is to impact criminal activity and reduce the fear of crime through the coordinated use of intelligence-led enforcement and the use of forensic and technological services. Through the New Mexico State Police division, the department protects human life and property through the detection and prevention of criminal activity and enforcement of state laws and regulations.

The department provides vital leadership, scientific, training, technical, and operational support to statewide law enforcement, the criminal justice community and the public at large. The department is the central repository for criminal history data in New Mexico and serves as the state’s liaison to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and other national public safety and law enforcement agencies.

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Stephanie Schardin Clarke

Mark Shea

Mark Shea was previously the undersheriff of Valencia County and has worked in law enforcement for more than four decades, including nine years at the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. Shea also served as Deputy Chief of the Albuquerque Public Schools Police Department.

Contact Information

Mailing Address
Department of Public Safety
Post Office Box 1628
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1628

Physical Address:
4491 Cerrillos Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87507

Latest News

Law Enforcement Academy Closes

Cadets and recruits sent home to mitigate COVID-19 spread SANTA FE – The Department of Public Safety announced that Basic Law Enforcement Academy Class No. 200 cadets and New Mexico State Police Recruit Class No. 96 recruits are being sent home. The New Mexico Law...