"Formed in the spirit of cooperation, and striving daily to earn the trust, confidence, and respect of our community."
The Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority (MVRDA) was created in 1989 through a Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Las Cruces and Doña Ana County, becoming the first consolidated dispatch center in the State of New Mexico.
Currently, MVRDA is the 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for Doña Ana County, the City of Las Cruces, the City of Sunland Park, the City of Anthony, the Town of Mesilla, and the Village of Hatch. We are also responsible for dispatching the law enforcement, fire services, and emergency medical services agencies in those jurisdictions.
MVRDA’s operational area covers 3,807 square miles in southern New Mexico and serves a population of approximately 214,445 residents. In 2017, the Center received 268,022 telephone calls resulting in 361,117 incidents dispatched.
The mission of the Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority (MVRDA) is to provide 911 emergency and non-emergency communications services to our public safety partner agencies and community so they can both deliver and experience a safe, accurate and timely response.
Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority provides dispatch and emergency communications functions
for all emergency response agencies of the City of Las Cruces, City of Sunland Park, City of Anthony, Town of Mesilla, Village of Hatch, and Doña Ana County.
Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority provides personnel, training, and equipment necessary to ensure the most rapid response possible to any threat to life, limb, or property to the citizenry of Doña Ana County.
In addition, Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority provides necessary National Crime Information Center data to all officers requesting such assistance, and possessing the statutory authority to do so.
In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority performs in the role of the Emergency Communications Network for disaster response, relief, and recovery.
The first and foremost priority for Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority and its employees will always be Emergency Responder Safety. Additionally, Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority will never lose sight of the fact that the citizens of Doña Ana County entrust their safety and well being to our care.
MVRDA Board Meetings
All meetings of the Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority Board of Directors, except for those otherwise exempt by law, shall be open to the public, and official records of the meetings shall be open to inspection at all times. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require any public disclosure of minutes and records of any closed meeting held pursuant to NMSA 1987, 10-15-1(I).
All binding actions of the board shall be taken at official meetings, which shall be termed "regular meetings" or "special meetings."
All public meeting notices for the Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority are posted on the
Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority website (below) or can be obtained via e-mailing a request
MVRDA Board of Directors List