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 @ Taos County Admin. Complex, County Commission Chambers
Jun 21 @ 8:00 am – Jun 22 @ 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 can inquire about attending (pending availability) for a fee.

Suicide Prevention – 12 Hour Training @ Curry County
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am – Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm



This 12-hour course provides fact and fiction about detainee suicides, identifies the obstacles to suicide prevention, understanding key detainee research, risk and precipitating factors, the eight essential components of suicide prevention, the guiding principles of suicide prevention, and discusses “negligence” and “deliberate indifference” in detainee suicide liability.  This course is intended for those working in Detention.


The course is free to NMC Law Enforcement Insurance Pool members.  Non-pool members may inquire about attending (based on 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.