New Mexico May 2019
New Mexico State Police Help Fight Crime in Albuquerque
The Albuquerque Mayor, Police Chief, UNM President, Second Judicial District Attorney, and other police officers announced that the city will be bringing in 50 State Police officers to work in Albuquerque in an effort to address the violent crime in the Albuquerque downtown and university areas. Police Chief Geier stated that the goal is to increase officer presence in areas where gun violence is high.
Other initiatives include increased coordination between the University’s police with the Albuquerque Police Department, increasing the presence of bike patrol officers on weekends, and addressing issues related to the over-serving of alcohol at bars in the area. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham expressed her administration’s strong support of these initiatives.