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Security Department

Who to Call

Fire, Police, Ambulance:  

CNM Emergency Dispatch:
(505) 224-3001

(505) 224-3002

Safety & Risk Management:
(505) 224-4657

Security Services

  • Active Preventive Patrol
  • Critical Incident Response
  • First Response CPR and First Aid Services
  • Escort Service
  • Campus Alarm and Locksmith Services
  • Building and Equipment Security
  • Asset Protection of Tangible Resources
  • Protection of Sensitive and Confidential Information
  • Telecommunications via PBX and Dispatch
  • Education and Training of Staff and the CNM Community
  • Crime Prevention Program

About the Security Department

Comprising a staff of 50 personnel, all with comprehensive training, CNM Security deploys 39 uniform officers to patrol the campus and parking-lot areas 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The other personnel are made up of security supervisors and administrative personnel.

Anonymous Reporting

Reports may be made anonymously through the "Silent Witness" program at (505) 224-3002

Within their jurisdiction — which includes all property owned, leased or controlled by CNM — campus security officers have the authority to enforce all regulations and policies within the campus environment. The Security Department works closely with the Albuquerque Police Department, the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office, Rio Rancho Department of Public Safety and the New Mexico State Police on incidents occurring on or near the campus.

The Security Department works closely with the Dean of Students Office regarding violations of CNM Regulations.  In 2003, APD police officers were hired by CNM to patrol CNM Main campus.

Security Mission Statement

The mission of the Security Department is to provide a proactive protection program that addresses the security needs of Central New Mexico Community College.  Through a proactive, program approach, the department provides effective prevention and deterrence capabilities as the first line of protection for life, property, and general public safety.

Campus Security Authority

Authority is vested in CNM Security Department by the CNM Governing Board. These powers extend to all campuses and property that CNM owns, leases, and operates.

The Security Department is responsible for the protection of life and property and investigating all campus crimes. Major crimes are investigated in cooperation with the local law enforcement authorities. Officers are trained in many aspects of crime prevention and community service.