The DHSEM Homeland Security Bureau serves to support the department’s statutory mandate by providing the following services to our clients across the state, and within the national intelligence community:
- Management and development of the state’s only intelligence fusion center, the New Mexico All Source Intelligence Center.
- The support to federal, state, tribal and local governments and public parties to ensure protection of critical infrastructure and to support efforts to address cybersecurity issues.
- Coordination and collaboration with in-house US Department of Homeland Security personnel to ensure regional and national threats/situational awareness is maintained.
Suspicious Activity Reporting
The Homeland Security Bureau serves as a focal point and direct entry point for reporting suspicious activity by agencies and citizens in our state. This includes entry into the FBI guardian system and coordination of reposes to developing threats, risks and vulnerabilities in our state.
The state’s only intelligence fusion center is housed within the Homeland Security Bureau and serves as a focal point for federal, state, tribal and local public safety partners to share, analyze and to assist our partners in efforts to deter, detect and respond to threats, risks and vulnerabilities in our state. This includes terrorism, violent extremism, school threats, human trafficking, drug trafficking, arms trafficking, transnational crime at our border with Mexico, and high priority issues within our state such as violent fugitives, violent crimes and auto theft.
The DHSEM Homeland Security Bureau is remains engaged in supporting efforts to deter, detect and respond to terrorism and related issues in our state. For FY2020/21 this includes the development of a small, specialized team of investigators and Special Agents to directly support investigations in our communities and to provide a support network for smaller agencies that lack personnel, training or expertise in analyzing these threats. The bureau is also supporting the NM Attorney general’s Office in the review and drafting of new legislation designed to improve the ability to address terroristic threats and activities in our state.
In close cooperation with other DHSEM offices, the Homeland Security Bureau provides support and programmatic expertise to the federal Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP), the Non-Profit Security Grant Program (NSGP) and to Operation Stonegarden.