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Terrorism Preparedness

The Los Alamos Police Department will serve as the focal point within the state for receiving, analyzing, gathering, and sharing threat-related information among private sector, local, tribal, and federal partners. 

We realize the success of terrorism prevention and preparedness hinges on our ability to share information with our international, national, state, tribal, and local partners in both the private and public sectors. We are committed to developing partnerships within our communities and have established a comprehensive action plan to detect, deter, and defend our state against potential and actual acts of terrorism. 

For the most up to date threats and information, please visit the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Website at:

http://www.nmdhsem.org/

Coronoavirus Precautions Could Lead to Increased Domestic Violence

New Mexico Governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham made the announcement of a statewide stay-at-home order due to COVID-19 virus.  Many people are staying inside their homes as COVID-19 spreads across the country.  Self-isolation and social distancing is necessary to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

 

When people are cooped up together for a long period of time, emotions are high, people are stressed, and there is a greater risk for domestic violence.

  • Physical Abuse: Hitting, slapping, shoving, grabbing, pinching, biting, hair pulling. 
  • Sexual Abuse: Coercing or attempting to coerce any sexual contact or behavior without consent.
  • Emotional Abuse: Undermining an individual's sense of self-worth and/or self-esteem is abusive.
  • Economic Abuse: Making or attempting to make an individual financially dependent by maintaining total control over financial resources.
  • Psychological Abuse: Elements of psychological abuse include - but are not limited to - causing fear by intimidation; threatening physical harm to self, partner, children, or partner's family or friends; destruction of pets and property; and forcing isolation from family, friends, or school and/or work.

 

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, feel unsafe, or there’s an increase of tensions within the home, the victim assistant is available by phone at (505) 663-3511. The most important thing is that you are emotionally and physically safe. You don’t have to file a police report for services—the conversation is kept confidential.  The victim assistant will do everything to help you feel safe, so you don’t have to feel alone. 

 

Available services:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Safety planning
  • Order of protections
  • Referrals

 

If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

 

 

Other resources 

 

Shelters 

  • Crisis Center of Northern NM (505) 753-1656
  • Esperanza Shelter (800) 473-5220

 

Crisis Hotlines

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 656-4673
  • NM Crisis and Access Line (855) 662-7474

 

Sexual Assault Services

  • Solace Crisis Treatment Center (800) 721-7273
  • Sexual Assault Nurses Examination (505) 989-5952
  • NM Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (888) 883-8020