The Albuquerque Police Department hopes to reduce the number of murders in the metro area by helping people before they get to the point of killing.
Tuesday, the department hosted a training at CNM with police officers, judges and prosecutors all in attendance.
They want to provide the tools needed to help cut down on domestic violence and stalking-related cases that often lead to homicide, by recognizing threats before they occur.
“Some people are crying out for help and unfortunately, when that’s not addressed bad things happen, and we want to have better outcomes and we know we can do that through direct mitigation,” APD Commander Paul Szych said.
Police say 18 percent of murders this year are connected to domestic violence.