Twelfth Judicial District Attorney, Scot D. Key, visits Holloman Air Force Base to tour theAman Omid Village (AOV). Also joining the tour of the Afghan Refugee Camp were theiragency partners, Kids Inc. Child Advocacy Center (CAC), and the Center of Protective
Environment, Inc. (COPE).

The Twelfth Judicial District Attorney’s Office is dedicated to providing the people of Otero and Lincoln Counties with a safe place to reside. This dedicated promise to safety extends to our Afghan visitor population in the Aman Omid Village. Since the camp is located on proprietary land, it is within the jurisdiction of the Twelfth Judicial District Attorney’s Office. District Attorney Key, wanted to proactively plan the investigation and prosecution of future potential cases. More specifically, the District Attorney, along with the agency partners, met with law enforcement personnel from the 49th Wing and Task Force Holloman. The entities discussed the gambit of issues and crimes that could potentially develop.

During the distinguished visitor tour following the itinerary schedule, the District Attorney and agency partners met and engaged in a mission brief and open discussion with Task Force Holloman and 49th Wing Leadership. Additionally, they engaged in a walking tour of the village, whilst receiving detailed information from the Village Governor. The team was briefed on the culture of the Afghan refugees and the various challenges they face when being integrated into American society. In addition to their transition into the American culture, Afghan refugees are taught American laws to adapt to the expected behavior and adherence to American local and federal laws.

District Attorney, Scot D. Key, and the participating agencies applauds the professionalism, dedication, knowledge, and organization of the Holloman Air Force Base. The Twelfth Judicial District Attorney’s Office will continue to assess and proactively engage in providing safety to the people of Otero and Lincoln Counties, including our Afghan visitors residing in the Aman Omid Village.


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