Health And Public Safety

Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Joint Hazard Plan Updated

The plan remains open for public review and comments. The deadline for public comment is March 21.

Public Meeting Scheduled on Joint Hazard Plan

The CABQ Office of Emergency Management is conducting a public meeting, via Zoom, to update the 2020 Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Hazard Mitigation Plan.
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BernCo Warns Residents to Beware Personal Information Theft Scams

Residents are warned that callers, impersonating healthcare services and providers, are asking for dates of birth, social security numbers, and names.
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County Urging “Calm Concern” With Regard to COVID-19 Virus

BernCo Manager Julie Morgas Baca is asking the community to be alert, take the necessary safety precautions, and follow the Centers for Disease Control guidelines with regard to the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus), while exercising “Calm Concern.”

New Mexico Announces First Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Cases

On March 11 Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday announced that three New Mexico residents tested presumptive positive for COVID-19, the first confirmed cases in the state.
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Bernalillo County at the Forefront of Modern Communications with New Public Safety Radio Communications System

Bernalillo County will partner with the State of New Mexico for Project 25 (P25) land mobile radio to improve public safety operations within the county and across the state.

BernCo Emergency Communications Department to Receive New State Funded 911 Consoles

On Sept. 10 the BernCo Commission authorized the county manager to accept $384,190 from the State of New Mexico Enhanced 911 Fund to purchase new 911 dispatch consoles for the BernCo Emergency Communications Department.
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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

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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

    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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