Roosevelt County

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.

Upcoming Events

First Line Supervisor – 40 hour Training @ Dona Ana County Meeting Room, Government Center
Jul 15 @ 8:00 am – Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm

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



NMCIA Board of Directors Meeting (Roosevelt County, NM) 8:30 AM @ NMC
Aug 14 all-day
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