Harding County

Harding County is named for U.S. President Warren G. Harding and was created from parts of Union and Mora Counties on the day of his inauguration as president on March 4, 1921.

The county is the least populous county in the state, with 665, and the 14th-smallest county by population in the U.S. Its county seat is Mosquero. The only incorporated cities in Harding County are Roy and Mosquero. The county has a total area of 2,126 square miles and is divided between a high, nearly treeless prairie to the northwest and a lower semi-desert rangeland to the southeast. The Canadian River forms the western border with Mora County. Bob Wills cut hair in a barbershop in Roy in his pre-Texas Playboys music days.

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

We have 3 positions available!


  • Senior Program – Temp
  • Senior Program – General Service Agent

Please contact Jennifer Baca, County Manager at 575-673-2927 for an application and job description.