For immediate release
Jan. 24, 2019
New Mexico Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Reporting Hotline available to anonymously report suspicious activity
(Las Cruces, New Mexico) – If you suspect suspicious activity within the agriculture community, such as ongoing pecan or cattle theft, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s office of biosecurity urges you to call the Agricultural Reporting Hotline at 1-800-525-2782 or 575-646-9191.
As part of AGROGUARD, a community policing program designed to protect the agriculture industry, the Agricultural Reporting Hotline allows anyone to report suspicious activity anonymously. Once reported, the alert is immediately sent as a message to the NMDA biosecurity department as well as the New Mexico Livestock Board for review. The appropriate department or organization is then appointed to manage the situation.
The Agricultural Reporting Hotline is not a replacement for 9-1-1 and should only be used to report non-immediate concerns within the agriculture community. If an emergency crime is suspected, contact local law enforcement immediately.
For more information, contact NMDA Office of Biosecurity Director Kelly Hamilton at KHamilton@nmda.nmsu.edu or 575-646-7243.
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