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The primary mission of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department (BCSD) includes the protection of life and property; resolution of conflict; creating and maintaining a feeling of security in the community; proactively reducing the opportunities for the commission of crime; identification, apprehension and prosecution of offenders of the laws; and the preservation of peace. We accept as part of our mission the responsibility to provide for a quality of life in our community.

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  • Provides the following services: Violent Crimes, Homicide Unit, Special Victims Unit (SVU), Narcotics, Crime Scene Analysis and Investigations, White Collar Crime, Sex Offender Registration Team (SORT), Property Crimes,United States Marshal's Service (USMS) Task Force, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Task Force, Ghost Unit, Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory, Special Investigations/Intelligence Unit, Cold Case, Fugitive Apprehension & Surveillance Team (FAST), participation in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Task Force, and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Task Force


  • Provides all patrol and traffic related activities including the Driving While Impaired (DWI) Unit and DWI Seizure Program, Gang Recognition Intelligence Patrol, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), Canine Unit (K-9), Crossing Guards, Community Security Aids, Field Investigators, Filled Training Officers, School Resource Deputies, Emergency Response Team (ERT), and Reserve Deputies


  • Acts as the Executive Branch of the Sheriff’s Department
  • Manages legal counsel, public information officer, grant unit, billings for reimbursable overtime, and internal affairs


  • Provides the following services: Civil Process, District Court/Juvenile Court Security, extraditions of prisoners, Warrants Section, Sexual Offenders Registration Tracking Unit, Public Safety Center, Court Liaison, and District Attorney Liaison Unit


  • Provides air support for thousands of emergency situations including law enforcement, firefighting, search and rescue, special weapons, tactics support, and emergency response team deployments
  • Supports animal control, zoning, youth, and various community events


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  • O82: Develop and expand  intelligence data for utilization by the Law Enforcement Intelligence section

    Not Tracking
  • O108: Build a Sheriff’s northeast substation

    Not Tracking
  • O148: Implement Records Management System (RMS)/Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) system

    Accomplished FY19


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  • Planning & Brainstorming Matrix: Facilitates discussion of priorities and development of performance measures 
  • Performance Meeting Notes: Tracks actuals against targets, analyzes trends, and sets action plans 
  • Industry Research: Analyzes peer city/county performance data for comparable services 
  • Industry Analysis: Summary highlighting what are we tracking, what our peers are tracking, and future considerations

What Strategic Plan Goals Do We Support?

Follow the arrows below to see which Strategic Plan Goal(s) this department supports.



P144: Respond to priority one (emergency) calls in under 10 minutes (Field Services)

Status: Improving

P145: Respond to priority two (non-emergency) calls in under 20 minutes (Field Services)

Status: Improving

P242: Increase number of sworn deputies (Field Services)

Status: Needs Focus

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