San Miguel County

San Miguel County was established January 9, 1852. It is the gateway to the southern Rockies, where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains.

The county got its name from the town of San Miguel de Bado, which was a crossing at the Pecos River on the Old Spanish Trail. The county population is approximately 27,760 covering a total area of 4,736 square miles.

The county seat is Las Vegas, which was the largest city in New Mexico at the turn of the 20th century and was established long before its Nevada counterpart. Las Vegas was also New Mexico’s first territorial capital for one day. Over 900 historic districts are on the National Registry in Las Vegas. Twenty-one Rough Riders were provided to Teddy Roosevelt in 1898. San Miguel County is one of the most beautiful counties in New Mexico ranging from mountains to meadows. It has two colleges and boasts tourism and retirement as a major contributor to the economic value.

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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