Curry County

Curry County was established in 1909 and named after George Curry, Territorial Governor of New Mexico (1907-1910).

Curry County was created from parts of Quay and Roosevelt counties. It lies on the far eastern side of the state and is adjacent to the state of Texas. The County is 1405.9 square miles, making it one of the smallest counties in New Mexico. The Santa Fe Railroad began its first transcontinental traffic through the open prairie land and in 1907 the town-site formally known as Clovis was founded and became the County Seat.

Cities located in Curry County are Clovis, Melrose, Texico, and Grady. Curry County is also home to Cannon Air Force Base. The approximate population for the county is over 50,000.

Upcoming Events

Instructor Development (Train the Trainer) @ Chaves County Sheriff's Office. Training Room
Mar 27 @ 8:00 am – Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm


This weeklong class will give you the foundation to become a professional and dynamic instructor.  You will learn the principles of learning and teaching, and the qualities of a good instructor.  In addition, we will go over the importance of visual aids and brush up on your PowerPoint skills.  You will also learn how to develop your own curriculum and how to get accredited.  This is a great class with a high energy instructor.  The week will fly by, and you will be eligible to obtain your state certification.

Important: The class will be limited in space.  Please register as soon as possible due to limited space.

Course is free to NMC Law Enforcement Insurance Pool members.  Non-members may inquire about attending (pending availability) for a fee.

Employment Opportunities

Some of the benefits of working at Curry County include:

  • Curry County offers health insurance, dental insurance, vision plan, disability and life insurance.
  • Full-time Curry County employees participate in Public Employees Retirement and New Mexico Retiree’s Health Care. A deferred compensation plan is also available.
  • Curry County employees receive paid sick time, 10 days vacation time, 10 paid holidays and one personal day per year