Private Investigations

Private Investigations: Overview and Contact Information

The Regulation and Licensing Department administers the provisions of the Private Investigations Act and, with advice from the Private Investigations Advisory Board, adopts and enforces the rules necessary to carry out the provisions of the Private Investigations Act, including establishing professional and ethical standards. 


Under the provisions of the Act, the department is authorized to issue a license or registration for the following occupations and business entities: 

  • private investigator
  • private investigations employee
  • private investigations manager
  • private investigation company
  • private patrol operator
  • private patrol operations manager
  • private patrol company
  • polygraph examiner
  • security guard (level one, two, and three)

Private Investigations Advisory Board Staff
New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department
2550 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505 – Physical Address
PO Box 25101, Santa Fe, NM 87504 – Mailing Address
Please DO NOT send regular mail to the physical address as it will be delayed.


Help Desk:


Staff Directory:

Richard Espinoza, Executive Director

Gary Barela, Board Administrator

Jacqueline Cordova, Senior Professional Licensing & Support Specialist

Michael Griego, Professional Licensing Specialist

Marimel Rodrigues, Professional Licensing Specialist

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