Russia should reconsider security policies

Freedom New Mexico The suicide bombing Monday in Moscow’s busy Domodedovo Airport is a reminder that terrorists of various stripes are still active and that societies with only a few open areas can be assaulted readily. Sadly, there is no such thing as 100 percent security in this or any feasible world. Our hearts are […]

Roosevelt County jail security chief talks future plans

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Roosevelt County Detention Center Administrator David Casanova, left, and Chief of Security Dent McGill are training their officers to be better prepared to deal with inmates, both mentally and physically. Alisa Boswell Roosevelt County Detention Center Chief of Security Dent McGill took over the post less than three weeks ago. […]

Convicted Clovis native killed in Hobbs prison

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Paul Lasner, 31, died Monday in a Hobbs prison while serving a life sentence for a 1997 shooting. Police are investigating the death as a homicide. Sharna Johnson A 30-year-old Clovis man serving a life sentence in prison for a 1997 murder was killed Monday at a Hobbs facility. Paul Lasner was transported from the […]

Press Release: New Mexico to receive over $9 million in homeland security grants

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) today announced nine million in Homeland Security grant awards to cities and counties throughout the state. “We are pleased to help New Mexico’s communities enhance their law enforcement, fire, and emergency management agencies as they continue to protect the state and […]

I’m a security threat to myself

Kevin Wilson I’m a security risk. To myself. That’s what everybody says when I tell them I’ve had the same e-mail password for about 10 years. It’s also my password for various most of the Internet. I’m going to make it even less secure by giving you some hints. There are seven characters. The first […]

Attorney general candidates spar on corruption, border security

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State attorney general candidates Matt Chandler, left, and Gary King debated in the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building on Tuesday night. Topics included immigration reform, fighting corruption and the federal health care rules. Argen Duncan New Mexico’s attorney general candidates debated illegal immigration policy, health care reform and fighting corruption Tuesday night at […]

Security efforts must not erode our freedoms

As we remember Sept. 11, 2001, a new report suggests our country’s officials pay too little attention to the threats of terrorist attacks from within. The report deserves attention, but it should not be used to justify the further curtailment of individual rights. Bipartisan Policy Center’s National Security Preparedness Group, comprising former heads of the […]

Security forces participate in National Night Out

USAF photo: Greg Allen McGruff the Crime Dog gives 2-year old Brennan Emington information about what a crime dog does during the National Night Out Aug. 3 at Greene Acres Park. The second annual event brought local, state and Cannon Air Force Base law enforcement personnel together to meet the public. Brennan, the son of […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 a.m. July 26 officers responded to a business in the 1200 block of Main Street for a burglary. The caller told dispatchers he noticed the rear door to the business was open. Officers found evidence the door had been pried […]

Homeland Security conducting training

CNJ staff New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is conducting a national incident management system training 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Aug. 17 at Clovis Community College. The training is open to members of the emergency management system, which includes law enforcement, fire service, hazardous material, public health, public works, emergency management, […]

Security forces squadron inactivated

USAF photo Chief Master Sgt. Tim Ryan rolls up the 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Det. 3’s flag during the inactivation ceremony July 3 at Camp Taji, Iraq. Det. 3 has had security forces airmen rotate yearly, training Iraqi police in the Baghdad area since 2006. By Staff Sgt. Sanjay Allen: U.S. Air Forces Central […]

For Christians, name means security, eternity

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist On the day I am writing this column I also heard that a tropical depression is forming in the Gulf of Mexico. If its winds get to a certain point, this will turn to a hurricane and the hurricane’s name will be Alex. Alex is the first of the season. As […]

Judicial complex: Worth $33 million?

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Courtesy graphic An architectural drawing by Rohde, May, Keller, McNamara Architecture shows the layout of a judicial complex color coded to show four developmental phases. Sharna Johnson Curry County officials say they need a new judicial complex that would address court security issues, growing county government and a faulty jail. It’s going to cost $33 […]

Border security complicated by legal process

Freedom New Mexico Many see border security as a simple issue: just stop people from coming across, and let those who try to come illegally suffer the consequences. The fatal shooting of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent, however, shows the deceptive complexities underlying the issue. Sergio Adrian Hernandez, described as 15 […]

Cannon ramps up security

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Staff Sgt. Brian Harris checks identification for each car that passes through the entry point. Liliana Castillo Cannon Air Force Base is taking security for the 300 families that live in Chavez West housing up a level. The base housing community is on its way to being a gated community. […]

ID checks for Chavez West Housing start

By 27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron will establish an entry control point into Chavez West housing starting on June 1. A 100 percent identification check will be conducted. Delays entering the housing area during peak hours can be expected. This measure is designed to enhance the safety for military […]

Judge files courthouse security complaint

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer District Judge Teddy Hartley has filed a complaint with the New Mexico Attorney General about security at the Curry County Courthouse, County Manager Lance Pyle said Tuesday. Pyle told county commissioners he learned of the complaint in a letter from the attorney general “basically telling us that we need […]

Climate change, national security presentation to be held

CNJ staff Clovis is the fourth stop for New Mexico’s Operation Free, as it plans a Saturday film and discussion focused on climate change and national security. The presentation is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Clovis’ Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3015. State Director Chuck Tyler said Operation Free’s message is that climate […]

Analysis of courthouse to be recommended to commissioners

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Space and security issues abound in the more than 70-year-old county courthouse — a concern that has prompted an analysis to determine how to fix the problem. County Manager Lance Pyle said a proposal to study whether there is need for a judicial complex is expected to be recommended […]

Meeting set for Clovis 801 housing residents

27th SOW Public Affairs A community town hall meeting for residents of 801 housing in Clovis will be held Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. in the community center. 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron personnel will be available to answer questions and concerns about security and safety. This will be a neighborhood-watch type of forum. […]