A forum to address constituent safety concerns at the University of New Mexico is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. via Zoom, with members of the University of New Mexico Police Department (UNMPD), Albuquerque Police Department (APD), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and representation from the Islamic Center of New Mexico.

UPDATE (8.8.22): In order to allow more effective participation by the UNM community, today's 2 p.m. safety forum with UNM Police Chief Silva and others to address the ongoing concerns in the City of Albuquerque has been moved to a Zoom meeting format.  A UNM login is required. 

The Q & A function will be available within Zoom, but questions in advance will also be considered.

The forum’s topics will include increased police patrols in the area, any updates on a recent homicide investigation, and information on enhancing community watch programs. 

UNM is committed to offering services, information, resources and tools to provide a safe campus for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors. If you have not already done so, we encourage you to sign up for Lobo Alerts and to download the UNM Lobo Guardian app to your phone. This app features an emergency button that goes directly to UNM police, an alert timer that you can set for someone to check on you, and a way to communicate with the UNM police via photos or texts from your phone. 

While on campus, look for the blue emergency phone towers if you feel unsafe – a push of the button will connect you with UNM police. The UNM Police Department offers services to anyone needing an escort from an on-campus location to another on-campus location 24 hours, 7 days a week. Call 505-277-2241 from your personal phone or use the blue emergency phone tower. 

Additionally, for those in the campus community, UNM provides several mental health and other resources for those in crisis or who just need someone to talk to. 

For more information, visit UNM Campus Safety.