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For Immediate Release

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February 22, 2017 District of New Mexico
Albuquerque Office (505) 346-6400;
Las Cruces Office (575) 527-6850
U.S. Marshals Service Hosts New Mexico Tribal Outreach Meeting
Albuquerque, NM - On February 22, 2017 the District of New Mexico held the New Mexico Tribal Outreach Meeting at the National Indian Programs Training Center (NIPTC) in Albuquerque, NM. The training brought together 18 federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies. This year, Chief Justin Vickers of the United States Marshals Service, Lori McPherson of the Department of Justice SMART Office (Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking), Kyle Nayback & David Adams of the United States Attorney’s Office, Shane Johnson of The United States Probation Office, Frances L. Flores of the Pueblo of Laguna Police Department, Dennis Weldon of the Institute for Intergovernmental Research, and Dr. Johnson of the Fox Valley Technical College provided training, guidance and remarks. The training was interactive and focused on the overview of the USMS roles under the Adam Walsh Act, details on the International Megan’s Law, SMART Office overview/resources, federal prosecutions for non-compliant sex offenders, convicted sex offender reporting requirements, dynamic risk factors and providing accountability of sex offenders, and Tribal case study of SORNA implementation. The agencies in attendance included Bernalillo County Sheriff’s, Department SORT , BIA Northern Pueblos , Isleta Police Department, Jemez Pueblo, Jicarilla Apache Police Department, Kewa Pueblo, Laguna Pueblo CID, Mescalero Reservation BIA, Navajo Nation Office of the Prosecutor, NM DPS SORU, Pojoaque Tribal PD, Pueblo De Cochiti Tribal Court, Sandoval County Sheriff’s Department, San Juan County Sheriff’s Department, Santa Ana Pueblo SORNA, Santa Fe Indian School Director of Safety, Ute Mountain Tribe, and Zuni Police Department.

The training this year was very informative, providing a venue in which to encourage continuity and adherence to issues concerning sex offenders. District of New Mexico, United States Marshal Conrad Candelaria said “the responsibility of keeping our New Mexico communities safe from sex offenders is a responsibility that is embraced by every law enforcement agency, regardless of jurisdiction. The Marshals Service for the district of New Mexico is committed to our partnerships with the overarching goal of keeping our children and families safe from sex predators”.
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Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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