The New Mexico Gang Task Force (NMGTF) is the largest organized task force in the State dealing with gangs as a multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency entity.
Funding through the New Mexico Department of Public Safety/Bureau of Grants Management from the Bureau of Justice Administration, Edward Byrne Memorial Fund.
Our main goal is to provide federal, state, local and tribal agencies with training, information, and funding to enhance interdiction and enforcement efforts with the goal of reducing criminal gang activity, including narcotics trafficking, throughout the State of New Mexico.
The coordinated effort that the New Mexico Gang Task Force provides allows criminal justice personnel the opportunity to make the most of the limited resources available within the State by way of the following:
The gang problem in New Mexico has escalated in the past few years from relatively traditional neighborhood gangs, found primarily in the state's urban areas, to criminal gangs statewide. New Mexico's gangs are now more mobile, more violent, and more involved in high-level criminal activities.