Office of Professional Standards
1. Vigorously investigating allegations of staff misconduct within the NMCD.
2. Identifying trends in misconduct and recommending policy changes to the Secretary of Corrections.
3. Providing training to NMCD personnel and training recommendations to the New Mexico Corrections Academy Division Director.
OPS Special Agents oversee and conduct administrative investigations and coordinate criminal investigations with external criminal justice partners, such as the New Mexico State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation or other applicable law enforcement agencies. OPS maintains excellent working relationship with the NMCD Security Threat Intelligence Unit (STIU) and the assigned personnel of the respective units assist each other regularly. OPS is led by a Bureau Chief and currently has an authorized strength of six highly trained, well educated, and extensively experienced field agents, several of whom are certified New Mexico peace officers.
If you wish to report a complaint or allegation of employee misconduct, please send information via e-mail NMCD-OPSReferrals@state.nm.us.
Chief Special Agent
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