Public Safety

Governor Proclaims Feb. 11 ‘2-1-1 Day’

STATE News:

Gov. Susana Martinez has officially proclaimed Feb. 11 as “2-1-1 Day” in recognition of the free, confidential, easy to use service that connects callers to essential services in their area.  

Self Help, Inc. operates the 2-1-1 information and referral line for Los Alamos as well as Taos, Mora, Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and San Miguel.

With approximately 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the U.S. plus scores of government agencies, finding help can be confusing and intimidating. 2-1-1 centers are staffed by trained specialists who quickly assess the callers’ needs and refer


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New Mexico Corrections Department Receives Secretary Of State Award For Service Excellence

NMCD Secretary Gregg Marcantel

NMCD News:

The New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) has been honored as the second agency in the United States to receive the service excellence award from the State Department and Secretary of State John Kerry.

The New York Police Department is the only other agency to receive the award.

Secretary of State John Kerry

Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield presented the award to NMCD Secretary Gregg Marcantel at a ceremony Monday in Long Beach, Calif.

“This award praises NMCD for the work of our training academy to mentor and train fellow correctional


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Bill Cracking Down On Corrupt Public Officials Passes House Floor Unanimously

Majority Floor Leader Nate Gentry

STATE News:

 SANTA FE – Legislation that will crack down on corrupt government officials by toughening penalties passed the House floor Monday by a unanimous vote.

The legislation, sponsored by Majority Floor Leader Nate Gentry, can add as much as one additional year of jail time for government officials and government employees convicted of felony corruption offenses.

“We need to send a clear message: Government corruption will not be tolerated,” Gentry said. “Corruption is a serious crime and those charged with it should have to pay the appropriate


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NNSA, Air Force Complete Successful B61-12 Life Extension Program Instrumented Flight Tests

NNSA reaches B61-12 Life Extension Program milestone. Courtesy/NNSA

 

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and United States Air Force completed eight successful B61-12 Life Extension Program (LEP) Vibration Fly Around/ Instrumented Measurement Vehicle (VFA/IMV) tests at Eglin Air Force Base and Edwards Air Force Base during July to December 2014.

The VFA/IMV test series collected and verified flight environment data for the B61-12 LEP.

“These tests are a major achievement for the B61-12 LEP to evaluate flight environments,” said


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Luján Joins Bipartisan Effort To Improve Privacy Protections For Electronic Communications

Rep. Ben Ray Luján

CONGRESSIONAL News:

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., announced today that he has joined in a bipartisan effort to update and improve privacy protections for electronic communications.

Luján and more than 230 members of the House introduced legislation to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), which has not been updated since 1986 despite substantial changes in technology.

“In the nearly 30 years since ECPA was written we have seen amazing technological progress that has brought us new tools to communicate. Yet in that time, our laws have not kept up with


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