Roosevelt County was created in 1903 from Chaves and Guadalupe counties and named for President Theodore Roosevelt.
The county’s eastern border is the Texas state line. The county seat is in the most populous city of Portales. The county population is approximately 19,082 covering a total area of 2,455 square miles. There are 106 ghost towns in the county, and was once home to the largest windmill collection in the nation.
Roosevelt County is known for a steady growth in agriculture with peanuts, sweet potatoes, cotton, feed grains, and wheat crops. In recent years, larger dairies have located in the county and support several major dairy product industries in the area. Eastern New Mexico Junior College was established in 1934.
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.
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.
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The course is free to NMC Law Enforcement Insurance Pool members. Non-pool members may inquire about attending (based on availability) for a fee.