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BernCo Participates in National Emergency Alerts Test

Bernalillo County is participating in a nationwide exercise at 12:18 p.m., New Mexico time, on Wednesday, Oct. 3 to test national wireless emergency alerts and the emergency alert system in general.
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BernCo Participates in Syringe Pickup Initiative

The BernCo Senior and Social Services Office is collaborating with the City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department to offer training to community members on the proper way to safely pick up and dispose of syringes.
Syringe Pickup Initiative

Rx Take Back Locations Map

Got Drugs? Here are seven locations that are open year-round for you to dispose of prescription drugs in a safe, convenient, and responsible way.
prescription drug drop-off locations

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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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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  • The BernCo Juvenile Justice Continuum Board, in collaboration with the New Mexico Children, Youth and Family Department’s Juvenile Probation Office, invite the community to a Unity Resource Fair to h...

  • The Bernalillo County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is providing support to public safety and security at the 2018 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Bernalillo Count...

  • Bernalillo County is participating in a nationwide exercise at 12:18 p.m., New Mexico time, on Wednesday, Oct. 3 to test national wireless emergency alerts and the emergency alert system in general. ...

    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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