16.00 Risk Management, Safety and Security

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Scope: NMSU System

Source: RPM Title 16 | Safety and Risk Management

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Last Updated: 03/06/2017



ARP 16.01 - University Police

ARP 16.03 - Regulation of Security Cameras in University Premises

ARP 16.10 - Emergency Preparedness and Response

ARP 16.15 - Fire Safety, Prevention and Emergency Medical Services

ARP 16.30 - Authorization of Health and Safety Programs

ARP 16.31 - Reporting of Work-Related Accidents/Incidents

ARP 16.85 - Parking and Traffic Regulations

Revision History:

Recompiled 2017
03/06/2017 former Policy 2.00, “Risk Management, Safety and Security” re-numbered as Policy 16.00 when Board of Regents adopted Policy 2.00, “Organizational Charts and Reporting Relationships”
05/13/2016 Policy approved by Board of Regents

A. Policy Statements

NMSU strives to provide a safe and secure work and learning environment for its faculty, employees, students and visitors. Toward that goal, the administration shall establish rules and processes to promote the health, safety and wellbeing of those stakeholders in a systemic effort to prevent and control losses due to identifiable risks while ensuring compliance with relevant and applicable laws and regulations. Further, the administration is authorized to provide services and programs to support this policy, including but not limited to the following:

  1. Police services including crime prevention services, criminal investigations, and victim services.
  2. Fire services including fire prevention, fire code and life safety compliance and public education.
  3. Emergency response services for the Las Cruces and Dona Ana Central campuses, and other arrangements as needed to provide security and safety services at other campuses.
  4. Environmental health and occupational safety services including programs to promote safety in the workplace and learning spaces, including mandatory safety training, and compliance with relevant environmental protection laws and regulations.
  5. An all-hazard emergency preparedness plan including emergency notification system(s).


B. Rulemaking Authorization

The Regents of New Mexico State University authorize the administration to adopt and amend such Administrative Rules and Procedures (ARP) as may be needed to implement the policy set forth above. Such Rules shall be consistent with this policy as well as all relevant governmental laws and regulations.


C. Repeal of Related Policies

This policy repeals RPM 2.53 and RPM 2.60 from the Regents Policy Manual, which shall remain in effect in the ARP as ARP 16.01 – University Police and ARP 16.30 – Authorization of Health and Safety Programs until amended or repealed.