New Mexico

Department of Public Safety

Keeping New Mexico Safer Through Safe Roads and Safer Communities

Law Enforcement Records Bureau

It is the mission of the Law Enforcement Records Bureau to maintain complete and accurate records and respond to the needs of the public and law enforcement and criminal justice agencies in an efficient and expeditious manner.

We provide many applications, programs and services to achieve our mission objectives. This is a brief description of what we provide.

Front Office

  • NM statewide background checks
  • Accident reports/Uniform crash reports

Special Programs 

  • Missing Persons Clearinghouse
  • Sex Offender Registry
  • Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA)
  • Triple I
  • Background Checks
  • National Crime Information Center (NCIC)

CCW (Conceal and Carry Weapon) Unit

CCH (Computerized Criminal History)

  • Criminal Card Scanning
  • AFIS
  • Applicants/Record Update

Criminal History Clearinghouse

Location & Hours

NM Dept of Public Safety Headquarters
4491 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507

Office Hours: M – F / 7:30 AM to 5 PM*
Fingerprint Hours: M – F / 8 AM to 4PM*
(*including the lunch hour)