New Mexico

Department of Public Safety

Keeping New Mexico Safer Through Safe Roads and Safer Communities

Our Purpose

The NM DPS exists to promote a safe and secure environment for the State of New Mexico through intelligently led policing practices, vital scientific and technical support, current and relevant training, and innovative leadership for our greater law enforcement community.

Our Vision

The NM DPS is committed to providing the highest quality of public safety services for the State of New Mexico and its law enforcement community. We will constantly evaluate and develop our efforts to become a national model in providing ethical, innovative, effective, efficient and customer-oriented, public safety services to the citizens and visitors of New Mexico.

Core Values

We will respect diverse ideas, cultures and ethnicity, rendering service in a fair, courteous and dignified manner.

We will be distinguished as a world class organization, providing superior service, exceeding customer expectations.

We will be responsive to the citizens of New Mexico and provide the highest quality law enforcement service available.

We will display our pride by demonstrating dignity and self-respect through personal attitudes, actions and appearance.

We will strive to maintain the highest level of ethical behavior possible.

We will be courteous at all times, without exception.

We will work together to improve the quality of life for all of the citizens we serve.