Torrance County

Torrance County is one of the most productive agricultural counties in the United States.

The rural areas of Torrance County may be open and spacious, but its intensively used for agriculture. Persons moving into a rural area must recognize there are drawbacks, including conflicts with long–standing agricultural practices and a lower level of services than in town.

Torrance County was created from the eastern part of Valencia County on March 16, 1903. The County was named for Francis J. Torrance, one of the promoters connected with the building of the New Mexico Central Railroad.

When the Territorial Legislature fixed the boundary of Torrance County, Progresso was named the County Seat. The first County election was held in November 1904, a time when the official organization of Torrance County grew near, but one question remained. Where were the newly elected officials to meet? Progresso was the only railroad siding, but it had no building. The Santa Fe Central Railroad came to the rescue and sent a special train to Progresso on Sunday, January 1, 1905. On Monday, January 2, 1905, the newly elected officials took the oath of office in a passenger car that served as a courthouse. In February 1905, Estancia became the County Seat.

Today, Torrance County employs over 100 people who work to serve the citizens of the County. County services include law enforcement, fire protection, emergency medical services, 911 dispatch, road maintenance, property tax assessment, property tax collection, election and judicial services.

Upcoming Events

Sep
27
Wed
2023
16 Hour Verbal De-Escalation @ Dona Ana County, Las Cruces, NM
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm

RSVP

Description
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 Las Cruces (PDF)

Course is free to NMC Law Enforcement Insurance Pool Members.  Non-members can inquire about attending (pending availability) for a fee.

Sep
29
Fri
2023
FREE Online Webinar: Effective Employee Discipline
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Good afternoon,

We are pleased to announce another opportunity to attend Effective Employee Discipline Training:  

ON-LINE

INSTRUCTOR:  Mark Allen, NMC Loss Prevention Attorney

Date: Friday, September 29th, 2023

Time: 9:30AM – 12PM

Participant certificates will be provided.  

Target Audience: Any county supervisor, manager, and HR employees tasked with advising on discipline.  

Description: This training will provide the keys to correct poor performance in a fair and equitable manner without inviting litigation.  Participants will come away with a better understanding of the role of discipline and when it is warranted; progressive discipline and determining the appropriate discipline; drafting effective disciplinary documents; conducting predetermination (Loudermill) hearings and understanding the principles of due process; the importance of treating employees fairly & consistently; the roles of the supervisor/manager; HR, and legal in the disciplinary process, and the keys to avoiding liability when imposing disciplinary action. The principles taught (if followed) will increase the odds of avoiding disciplinary appeals and winning if appealed.

Registration Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LvJrltN2Twud8DmkReeEgw

 

 

Oct
11
Wed
2023
16 Hour Verbal De-Escalation @ Roosevelt County, Portales, NM
Oct 11 @ 8:00 am – Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm

RSVP

Description
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 (PDF)

Course is free to NMC Law Enforcement Insurance Pool Members.  Non-members can inquire about attending (pending availability) for a fee.