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

First Line Supervisor – 40 hour Training @ Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office Training Room
Jul 15 @ 8:00 am – Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm

This training is intended for Sheriff, Detention Staff, Firefighters, and Emergency Medical First Responders in supervisor and leader roles.  Course is free to NMC Law Enforcement Insurance Pool Members.  Non-pool members may inquire about attending (pending availability) for a fee. See attached flyer for more details.

40 First Line Supervisor Flyer July 2024 Las Cruces



NMC Board of Directors Legislative Meeting 2PM & Board of Directors Meeting 8:30AM (Curry County, NM)
Aug 1 – Aug 2 all-day
NMML Annual Conference (Curry County, Clovis, NM)
Aug 13 @ 4:25 pm – Aug 16 @ 5:25 pm

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