Campus Security & Safety
Maintaining a safe campus environment is a priority as UNM continues to engage in a hybrid learning model.
Two departments, UNM Police Department (UNMPD) and UNM Facilities Management (FM), are primarily responsible for working on campus to provide a well-maintained, clean and safe environment.
While we are working to keep you and our buildings safe, we want to make you aware of a few things you can do right now to help make our campus safer.
What To Look For:
• Suspicious activity or individuals violating the state health orders.
Since April 2020, access to UNM’s Albuquerque campus has been restricted and remains open only to current UNM students, faculty, staff and established vendors and contractors. This restriction applies to indoor and outdoor facilities and open spaces. Additionally, all visitors to UNM’s campuses must adhere to social distancing guidelines and group size mandates established by the State of New Mexico Department of Health. Restrictions and mandates are enforced by the UNMPD and other security personnel.
• Pedestrian safety issues, like recreational use of skateboards and bicycles on campus.
Pedestrian safety and ADA accessibility on campus is important, which is why UNM has a policy to regulate the recreational use of bicycles, scooters, skateboards, etc. on campus. As a reminder, the policy states that non-motorized and small-motorized vehicles are allowed for commuting to campus and for cautious transportation on campus. Inappropriate and recreational use of these vehicles can cause injuries, endanger others, cause accessibility issues for community members with disabilities and cause damage to UNM property, which is why these uses are prohibited.
• Vandalism, damaged University property, and maintenance issues.
Not all issues require a law enforcement response. If campus users encounter maintenance problems, such as overflowing trash cans, graffiti, broken windows, damaged campus furniture, or other equipment or building problems, they can report this directly to Facilities Management. Remember, a cleaner campus is a safer campus.
What To Do:
• Report it right away.
Prompt reporting can mean faster response time and increases the likelihood of resolving problems before they escalate. 911 and UNMPD dispatch are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
How To Report:
• Download and use the Lobo Guardian mobile personal safety app to report safety issues, both on the record and anonymously. Keep in mind that reporting suspicious activity and safety issues promptly can help stop crime before it occurs.
• Use the UNM Code Blue Phones to connect directly to the UNM Police department to report issues or get help. Visit map.unm.edu and click on the Blue Phones check box to see UNM’s Code Blue Phone locations on Main Campus, North Campus and beyond
• For non-emergency maintenance issues, contact Facilities Management Work Control by calling 505-277-1600 during normal business hours (7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) or submit a work order request through iServiceDesk if it is for your building or workspace. Afterhours, contact UNMPD dispatch who will notify the on-call maintenance staff.
As a Lobo, you can play an important part in creating a secure and safe campus by respecting the policies and protocols that are in place and by reporting safety issues to the appropriate contacts. Thank you in advance for your assistance.