The leaders of New Mexico’s three biggest law enforcement agencies talked about what they’re doing to fight auto theft in the metro.
State Police Chief Pete Kassetas, Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales and APD Chief Mike Geier pledged to lend support and resources to auto theft operations in Albuquerque.
That will include contributing specialty officers to participate in task forces, as well as sharing information and surveillance equipment.
“What we’re going to do different is work together. The criminals are working together, we know they’re stealing cars to do other crimes. We know they network to be more successful at what they do, it’s about time we did,” Chief Pete Kassetas said.
APD Chief Mike Geier says a big plan to fight auto theft and other crime is to hire more officers and get more police presence on the streets.