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

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.

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