Director’s Office


The New Mexico Department of Public Safety (DPS) was established by legislation in 1987. This cabinet level agency brought together various law enforcement agencies that had previously been independent entities. The former New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy became the Training and Recruiting Division, now one of six divisions in DPS. This Division has twenty (20) full-time employees who are dedicated to fulfilling the Division’s mission. The Division is organized into two (2) Training Bureaus:

  • Basic Training Bureau;
  • Advanced Training Bureau

The staff assigned to these Bureaus work enthusiastically to meet the needs of our customers – the citizens and law enforcement officers of this Great State of New Mexico.

The Director’s Office has the responsibility for the administrative operations of the Division, accreditation and certification of training, law enforcement officer and telecommunicator misconduct investigations, and compliance with state statutes and administrative rules affecting the employment and training of law enforcement officers and telecommunicators.