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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

The Behavioral Health Initiative: What Is It?

The Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative represents a significant step forward in local efforts toward addressing and preventing the mental health, substance abuse, addiction, and homelessness crisis in Albuquerque/Bernalillo County and the middle Rio Grande region of New Mexico.
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Online Services

Learn more about the Online Services available for the Public Safety Department.
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  • Bernalillo County's Department of Substance Abuse Programs is a sponsor of the movie "New Marijuana" to be held at the KiMo Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., movie starts a...

  • Experienced management professional Thomas J. Ruiz is the new interim jail administrator until a permanent administrator can be hired at the Metropolitan Detention Center. Ruiz is well-known in th...

  • Continued hot and dry weather has increased the potential for fires in the East Mountain areas of Bernalillo County, prompting open burning restrictions which will put Bernalillo County in line with ...

    Fire and Rescue

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

    Metropolitan Detention Center

    Metropolitan Detention Center
    Protects the public and provides a safe and secure environment for both inmates and staff

    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.
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