News & Announcements
SANTA FE, N.M. – In the wake of Tuesday’s tragic school shooting in Roswell, Santa Fe Police upped their proactive patrols and plan to make one-on-one visits with administrators at each of the city’s schools throughout the week.
Wednesday, January 15, officers visited 11 schools throughout the day and met with available administrators and students. They addressed any safety-related questions or concerns on campus.
The officers want to become even more familiar with students and campuses in their patrol areas.
“We are all thinking and praying for the community of Roswell,” Raymond Rael Santa Fe Police Chief said. “An incident like that is unimaginable, but we must be prepared. SFPD has specialized officers who visit and interact with the schools regularly, and we practice safety drills. This is an opportunity for every officer, especially those on patrol, to make a direct difference, calm concerns, prevent problems and reach out to our students, teachers and administrators.”
Patrol officers along with those from the traffic unit will also be preforming proactive patrols (introductions, safety walks, and traffic stops) at all Santa Fe schools each morning. They will also conduct close patrols (driving by the area, monitoring for crime nearby and checking in with administrators) throughout the day when they are not handling calls for service.
All of the schools’ administrators should receive a visit from a Santa Fe Police Officer by the end of the week.
Santa Fe Schools have been through active shooter drills within the last year. Anyone interested in going through active shooter training (schools, businesses or groups) is asked to please contact SFPD Lt. Andrew Padilla at (505) 955-5102.
Also FREE gun locks are still available at the main SFPD station located at 2515 Camino Entrada.