Hidalgo County

Located in the deep southwest along the borders of Arizona and Mexico, Hidalgo County began as farming, ranching, and mining communities long before statehood in 1912.

The county was formed from Grant County in 1919, with the county seat in Lordsburg. It was named in honor of Miguel Dolores Hidalgo, who led the revolution in Mexico in 1810, which eventually led to its independence from Spain. The county “towns” are Virden, Lordsburg, Cotton City, Animas, and Rodeo. Panoramic mountain horizons and spectacular views of the sky are only part of the county’s appeal. It boasts two ghost towns, a geothermal electricity generating plant, birdwatching, ranch tours, and hiking.

Lew Wallace, NM Territorial Governor from 1878-1881 and author of Ben Hur, stayed at Shakespeare during a trip. In 1917, Pat Garrett’s blind daughter Elizabeth Garrett wrote the state song “O Fair New Mexico” in Lordsburg. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh stopped in Hidalgo County in the “Spirit of Saint Louis”. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor attended 8th grade in Lordsburg. With a population of approximately 4,894 and an area of 3,445 square miles the county averages 1.4 persons per square mile.

Upcoming Events

Jul
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2024
First Line Supervisor – 40 hour Training @ Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office Training Room
Jul 15 @ 8:00 am – Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm

Description
This training is intended for Sheriff, Detention Staff, Firefighters, and Emergency Medical First Responders in supervisor and leader roles.  Course is free to NMC Law Enforcement Insurance Pool Members.  Non-pool members may inquire about attending (pending availability) for a fee. See attached flyer for more details.

40 First Line Supervisor Flyer July 2024 Las Cruces

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Aug
19
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2024
Instructor Development (Train the Trainer) @ Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, NM
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am – Aug 23 @ 5:00 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.  Course is free to NMC Law Enforcement Insurance Pool members.  Non-members may inquire about attending (pending availability) for a fee. Course detail in attached flyer.

TRAINING FOR TRAINERS – Albuquerque August 2024

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Sep
16
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2024
ADVANCED-40-hour Crisis Intervention Training @ Bernaillo County, Albuquerque, NM
Sep 16 @ 8:00 am – Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm

Description

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. See attached flyer for more details.

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Advanced CIT Albuquerque -Sept 2024

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