You’re Invited to Discuss Safety on Campus at Upcoming Forums

October 21, 2015 -- The tragedy at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, where a gunman killed nine people earlier this month, sadly reinforces the need for increased awareness and diligence on all of CNM’s campuses.
October 21, 2015

CNM is currently increasing its security presence across the college. For many years, CNM has had a partnership with Albuquerque Police Department – CNM’s responding law enforcement agency – that calls for APD police cruisers to have routine patrols on CNM campuses. In an effort to further increase APD’s presence on campuses, however, APD Officers will now spend time patrolling CNM campuses on foot. This is in addition to increased foot and bike patrols by CNM Security Officers.

CNM Vice President for Student Services Phillip Bustos will be hosting open Security Forums over the next month, which will provide an opportunity for CNM students, faculty and staff to ask questions and discuss ways to keep CNM a safe place in which to teach, learn and grow.

Here is the schedule for the Security Forums:

  • Workforce Training Center, Oct. 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Room 111
  • Westside Campus, Nov. 11, 9-10 a.m., WSII, Room 115
  • STEMulus Center, Nov. 13, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • South Valley Campus, Nov. 18, 8:30-9:30 a.m., SV 10
  • Main Campus, Nov. 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Smith Brasher Hall, Room 106
  • Montoya Campus, Nov. 19, 8:30-9:30 a.m., J Building, Room 122

 For more information or to RSVP, email

 In addition to these open discussions, CNM Chief of Security John Corvino will be hosting “Coffee with the Chief” discussions at all of the campuses on a regularly scheduled basis. The schedule will be communicated soon.

Some more efforts that are in the process of being scheduled include safety and self-defense trainings, and mental health first aid trainings.

Please remember that violence of any sort is not tolerated at CNM, and weapons of any kind are not permitted on CNM property.

Staying Safe at CNM
Please be proactive in helping keep yourself and others safe at CNM. If you ever feel unsafe or witness a potential crime happening on a CNM campus, call the CNM Security Department’s emergency phone line at 224-3001 or call 911 immediately.

To report suspicious activity on a CNM campus that is not an emergency, you can call CNM Security’s non-emergency line at 224-3002. You can provide information anonymously if you do not wish to provide your name.

If you have an evening class and would feel safer with a Security officer escorting you to your vehicle, do not hesitate to call the Security Department at (505) 224-3002.

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