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Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Almost every week a probationer or parolee decides to break
the conditions of their release and stop checking in. When this happens our
Security Threat Intelligence Unit is tasked with tracking them down. Currently
there are 1,703 absconders in the state of New Mexico.
With the joint efforts of STIU and other New Mexico Law Enforcement
agencies, so far this year alone 2,210 absconders have been arrested.
Our job at NMCD is to help offenders transition back into
the community on parole and guide them through their probation to keep them
from committing new crimes. As part of our public safety mission we have a duty
to protect the public and this means finding absconders.
You can help us. Many of these absconders are in and around
your neighborhood. Take a look at our most recent Most Wanted and DWI Most
Wanted posters to see if you recognize anyone. We are stronger when we are
working together to keep New Mexico safe.