NMSU’s Environmental, Health and Safety Office (aka Safety Office) is responsible for facilitating University safety by implementing programs that serve the students, employees, and clients. NMSU’s Safety Office seeks to prevent injury or death, reduce costs caused by inadequate safety procedures, and to reduce environmental pollution.
The NMSU Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES) provides emergency response for NMSU-Las Cruces and the Doña Ana Community College. DFES and aids other departments in Doña Ana County and the City of Las Cruces and provides fire prevention and public education related to emergency services.
The NMSU Police Department is a full service, 24-hour a day police agency, with its own 911 emergency dispatch center, criminal investigations section, and training staff. The NMSU Police Department is responsible for all criminal and traffic law enforcement on 180 square miles of land owned or controlled by the Board of Regents of NMSU, serving a daytime campus population of over 30,000 and a residential population of around 6,000.