Doña Ana County

Doña Ana County is located in southcentral part of New Mexico and is named for Doña Ana Robledo, who died in 1680 while fleeing the Pueblo Revolt.

It shares a border with Texas and Mexico and with a population just under 215,579, which makes it the second-most populated county in the state. Its county seat is Las Cruces, the second-most populous municipality in New Mexico. The County has a total area of 3,814 square miles, containing a number of prominent geographical features, most notably the Mesilla Valley, the flood plain of the Rio Grande.

Doña Ana County is home to the White Sands National Monument, the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument, and is a leading producer of chile peppers, onions, and pecans. The county seat is in Las Cruces, where county government helps its residents with a multitude of resources including community development, emergency management, flood control and public safety.  

Upcoming Events

16 Hour Verbal De-Escalation @ Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, NM (Public Safety Psychology Group)
Mar 1 @ 8:00 am – Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm


This 16-hour training teaches students verbal de-escalation skills that apply psychology to aid a highly agitated person in bringing their emotions under control. This training is intended for Detention Staff and Sheriff’s Deputies. 16 Hr De-Escalation Albuq (PDF)

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

Instructor Development (Train the Trainer) @ Chaves County, Roswell, NM
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

Thank you for thinking of Doña Ana County as a potential employer. We are looking for bright, public-service oriented people who want to join our team. We offer competitive salaries and benefits and an opportunity to make a difference. Become a part of the team that is working already toward making Doña Ana County a better place to live and work.