New Mexico State Police Begin Proactive Operations in Albuquerque Targeting Violent Criminals

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For Immediate Release
September 25, 2023


Albuquerque, NM – On Tuesday, September 19, the New Mexico State Police began a series of proactive operations in the Albuquerque area.  Officers will focus their efforts on apprehending wanted violent felons and suppressing violent crime by targeting criminals believed to be involved in criminal activity in the Albuquerque area.


The public can expect to see an increase in State Police officers in Albuquerque over the coming weeks as the operation intensifies, and additional State Police officers are brought into the area.  Working closely with federal and local law enforcement partners, State Police will continue to tackle issues that burden the citizens of Albuquerque like auto theft, violent crime, drug trafficking, and robbery.


“Let me be clear, if you are a wanted violent criminal or you are involved in violent crime in Albuquerque, you will be getting to know my officers very soon”, said Troy Weisler, Chief of the New Mexico State Police.  “Criminals have run amuck, terrorizing our streets and neighborhoods, and creating a sense of lawlessness for too long. This is not a short-term operation; the New Mexico State Police are here to assist our fellow law enforcement agencies for the long term.”


In addition to addressing violent crime, State Police will conduct traffic enforcement operations along Interstate 25 and Interstate 40 in Bernalillo County. They will be visible on the highways during peak traffic hours and will take action to reduce crashes, aggressive driving, speeding, seatbelt usage, distracted driving, and DWIs.


As the operation moves into full swing, the public will see regular updates on the progression and results of the operation.  Follow the New Mexico State Police on Twitter and Facebook @NMStatePolice for updates on the operation, as well as active scenes and additional operations being conducted across the state.