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Commission Approves Behavioral Health Initiatives that will Leverage and Expand Existing Services

The Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved three administrative resolutions related to behavioral health that will help to leverage and expand existing resources within the community.
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National Poison Prevention Week

Learn more about how household poisons can harm your and your family's health, and what to do if someone in your home consumes a poison.

McClendon Lawsuit Settlement Agreement Approved

A federal judge has approved a major agreement which could help resolve the 21-year-old class action lawsuit against the county over living conditions at the Metropolitan Detention Center.
McClendon Lawsuit Settlement Agreement Approved

BernCo, NMCAL Join Forces to Help People in Crisis

Bernalillo County and the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL) have joined forces to provide expert crisis intervention services to county residents through the county’s 911 call system.
BernCo, NMCAL Join Forces to Help People in Crisis

Online Services

Learn more about the Online Services available for the Public Safety Department.
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Fire and Rescue

Fire and Rescue
Provides fire protection, special operations and emergency medical services, as well as training exercises and disaster preparedness

Animal Care Services

Animal Care Services
Responds to and investigates reports of animal cruelty or neglect and public safety issues involving animals. Issues animal licenses and permits

Substance Abuse Programs

Substance Abuse Programs
Provides programs, services and activities to reduce DWI related fatalities and reduce the impact of alcoholism, drug dependence and drug abuse

Youth Services Center

Youth Services Center
Protects the community from youth placed in custody as well as providing a safe alternative for community supervision

Emergency Communications

Emergency Communications
Handles all 911 and other calls for service and dispatches emergency services when necessary.

Homeland Security & Emergency Management

OHSEM
Coordinates effective use of county, state and federal resources to protect the lives and health of Bernalillo County citizens and visitors from the effects of natural or human-caused disasters, including acts of terrorism.
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