Summary of Purpose

  • Serve as the first line of defense against threats to homeland security from individuals using commercial motor vehicles for terrorist activities
  • Strengthen our border security by managing risks and interdicting threats before they enter our state to include the detection of unauthorized attempts to transport nuclear or radiological materials into New Mexico
  • Enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act through drug enforcement efforts through coordination and cooperation with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies
  • Minimize personal injury, loss of life and property damage resulting from traffic collisions through enforcement and education
  • Perform a wide range of regulatory and enforcement activities statewide by enforcing the State Criminal Code, Motor Transportation Act, Motor Carrier Act, Motor Vehicle Code and numerous laws from the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49 – Transportation as adopted by the New Mexico Administrative Code
  • Function as the lead agency for motor carrier safety and size and weight enforcement in New Mexico
  • Conduct radiological inspections on all Waste Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP) shipments originating or entering the state
  • Operate 14 ports of entry located throughout the state (five operating  24 hours/ 7 days a week) with 3 additional temporary facilities


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