The Santa Fe County Public Safety Division consists of the Santa Fe County Fire Department, Corrections Department and the Regional Emergency Communications Center (RECC).
The mission of the Santa Fe County Public Safety Department is to provide expedient, courteous and quality service in partnerships with the community to create a safe environment for all the citizens of Santa Fe County. We are committed to serving with integrity, cooperation and concern for the welfare of others. Our standard is excellence and our model of success is teamwork.
Department of Public Safety Values
The Santa Fe County Fire Department is a combination fire department that integrates both paid staff and the service of dedicated volunteers. Formed in 1997 from the consolidation of 15 volunteer fire districts and the former Office of the County Fire Marshal, the Department protects approximately 1900 square miles of unincorporated area as well as the incorporated Town of Edgewood. Within these borders,the Department provides protection to approximately 76,000 residents living in 27,500 occupied housing units, as well as several million square feet of commercial development. Santa Fe County is also home to four Pueblos – Nambe, Pojoaque, Tesuque, and San Ildefonso - which rely on the Santa Fe County Fire Department for emergency services.
The Santa Fe County Corrections Department was created in January of 2004 as the facilities moved from being privately run to the County. The Department provides oversight of all County Correctional programs including the Youth Development Program, the Electronic Monitoring Program, and the Adult Correctional Facility.
The Santa Fe Regional Emergency Communications Center has existed since 2002 as the result of a "Joint Powers Agreement" between the City of Santa Fe and Santa Fe County. The RECC receives all police, fire, medical and animal control Emergency 911 calls and non-emergency calls for the City of Santa Fe and Santa Fe County and dispatches the appropriate agency to the location as needed. The Center operates on a 24-hour/7 day a week schedule.