De Baca County

De Baca County is the second-least populous county in New Mexico with approximately 1,793.

The county is named for Ezequiel Cabeza De Baca, the second elected Governor of New Mexico. Fort Sumner is the County Seat. Outlaw William Bonney, aka Billy the Kid, was shot by Sheriff Pat Garrett on July 14, 1881 in Fort Sumner. The county encompasses an area of 2,334 square miles.

Upcoming Events

FREE Online Webinar: Effective Employee Discipline
May 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

ON-LINE: Effective Employee Discipline Training

INSTRUCTOR:  Mark Allen, NMC Loss Prevention Attorney

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024

Time: 9:30AM – 12PM

Participant certificates will be provided.  

Target Audience: Any county supervisor, manager, and HR employees tasked with advising on discipline.  

Description: This training will provide the keys to correct poor performance in a fair and equitable manner without inviting litigation.  Participants will come away with a better understanding of the role of discipline and when it is warranted; progressive discipline and determining the appropriate discipline; drafting effective disciplinary documents; conducting predetermination (Loudermill) hearings and understanding the principles of due process; the importance of treating employees fairly & consistently; the roles of the supervisor/manager, HR, and legal in the disciplinary process; and the keys to avoiding liability when imposing disciplinary action. The principles taught (if followed) will increase the odds of avoiding disciplinary appeals and winning if appealed.

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CIT – 40 hour Crisis Intervention Training @ Bernaillo County, Albuquerque, NM
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am – Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm

This training is intended for Sheriff Deputies, Detention Staff, Firefighter and Emergency Medical First Responders.  Course is free to NMC Law Enforcement Pool members.  Non-pool members may inquire about attending (based on availability) for a fee.  See attached flyer for more details.

CIT Albuquerque -June 2024



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



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