Safety: You Make The Difference

Your safety and security are of prime concern at The University of New Mexico and the UNM Police Department works hard to ensure the campus is a safe place to live, learn, work and play. UNM is not, however, exempt from crime. UNMPD does their part to prevent crimes, but to be safe and secure, YOU must take common sense precautions, be alert and look out for others. Maintaining an effective police department is a community effort, and together we can ensure UNM remains safe. 

Community Policing Initiative: “Stronger Together”

#UNMStrongerTogether is a UNM Police Department initiative designed to encourage more awareness of and participation in community policing on UNM Main Campus.

Launched in August 2018, the initiative mirrors one of UNM President Garnett S. Stokes’ main goals: campus safety. #UNMStrongerTogether utilizes digital signs, social media and campus partners to remind students, staff and faculty about the importance of community policing.

Partners of the campaign include UNM Police Department, Resident Life and University Communication and Marketing.

How UNM Protects You

UNM Police OfficeThe UNM Police Department is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to your needs. They have full power of peace officers on campus, including the authority to enforce all applicable laws, ordinances and campus traffic regulations, and the authority to arrest. Officers are also commissioned through the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department.

UNM Police encourage students, faculty, staff and visitors to promptly report all crimes. Crimes occurring on campus should be reported to UNM Police at 505-277-2241. In an emergency you may dial 911. The 911 system automatically traces the location of all calls, which enables officers to respond even when a caller cannot provide the location.