Guadalupe County

Guadalupe County was named after Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, (Our Lady of Guadalupe, or after the Mesita de Guadalupe (Guadalupe Plain).

The county was created from the southern portion of San Miguel County on February 26, 1891 by an act of the New Mexico Territorial Legislature. The original county seat was Puerto De Luna, but was moved north to Santa Rosa in 1903. That same year, after the popular Spanish-American War of 1898, the county’s name was changed to Leonard Wood County after the Presidential physician, Major General in Rough Riders. The name was later changed back to Guadalupe County. The county is comprised of several previous Spanish land grants that include the Aqua Negra, the Jose Perea, the Anton Chico, and the Preston Beck land grants.

Guadalupe County is the fifth-least populous county in New Mexico with approximately 4,376 and has a total area of 3,032 square miles of land. Santa Rosa boasts the famous Blue Hole, an 81-foot deep natural artesian spring used by scuba divers and swimmers.

Upcoming Events

Mar
11
Mon
2024
CIT – 40 hour Crisis Intervention Training @ Bernaillo County, Albuquerque, NM
Mar 11 @ 8:00 am – Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm

Description
This 40-hour training provides verbal de-escalation, crisis intervention, and mental health awareness training. 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.

CIT Albuquerque -March 2024

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Mar
21
Thu
2024
Legislative Regional Meeting (San Miguel County, NM)
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mar
25
Mon
2024
First Line Supervisor – 40 hour Training @ Grant County Business & Conference Center
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am – Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm

Description
During this weeklong block of instruction, we go over several topics to include organizational skills, leadership, supervising pursuits, character development, and dealing with difficult employees. This is a dynamic block of instruction and will immerse you into the world of supervision. Prepare for a lot of interaction and dialog discussing all facets of taking on that new responsibility. Course is free to NMC Law Enforcement Insurance Pool Members.  Non-pool members may inquire about attending (pending availability) for a fee.

40 First Line Supervisor Flyer Grant March 2024

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