Hidalgo County Sheriff

Saturnino Madero

 
720 E. 2nd Street
Lordsburg, NM 88045
575.542.3833
575.542.3143  FAX

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Mission

The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office will preserve and protect the quality of life, safety, and welfare of citizens within the served community. Our authority is derived from those we serve. We uphold public trust that we will professionally enact our duties without compromising because of race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, or any factor prohibited by legal precedent. 

We will establish and sustain protection of constitutional rights, ethical reasoning, and community order by wisely executing duties and utilizing resources.

Responsibilities

The sheriff is the commander of the sheriff's office and ultimately makes the decisions for the organization. S/he is responsible to make sure organizational goals are met in efficient ways and answers to county citizens and county commissioners for personal or employee action.

The sheriff is concerned with conserving the peace and suppressing violence. If laws are broken, offenders will be apprehended and confined following criminal law. The sheriff can appoint deputies to assist in law enforcement, an undersheriff to operate the organization in the event of the sheriff's absence and aid in management, and an executive secretary to support the organization. 

The sheriff and deputies serve and execute all processes, writs, and orders handed down from court judges. The sheriff and employees can exeucte orders of municipal court judges, as long as satisfactory compensation arrangements are made.

Duties of the sheriff fall into these categories:

Criminal matters and jurisdiction (law enforcement, apprehension of violators, investigation of crime, prevention of crime, regulation of conduct which may affect violation).

Civil matters (receipt and sevice of judicial processes, notice publication, civil paper transmission)

Court functions (providing bailiff, summoning jurists, executing civil and criminal court orders, providing personal attendance)

The sheriff and deputies are bound by ethical and moral codes of conduct. 

The sheriff may not use confidential information for his or another's gain.

The sheriff may not employ persons related to him unless first approved by the board of county commissioners.

 

Office Qualifications

The person must be a legal resident of the county.

The person must be a citizen of the U.S. and a resident of New Mexico.

The sheriff must have completed a basic law enforcement training program or complete an administrative law enforcement program within 12 months of assuming office.

Animal Control

720 E. 2nd Street
Lordsburg, NM 88045
575.542.3833

Our mission is to educate the public about responsible animal ownership, enforce laws for humane treatment of animals, and control stray and dangerous animals. Please contact us with issues about animals.


Hidalgo County Detention Center

Dolly Ward, Interim Jail Administrator

83 Old Hwy 70 (Physical)

PO Box 339 (Mailing)
Lordsburg, NM 88045
575.542.3050

575.542.3036 (FAX)

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Mission

It is the mission of the Hidalgo County Detention Center to safely and securely detain persons arrested awaiting trial and/or sentenced to the facility in a clean, humane, disciplined, structured environment directed by a trained professional staff.

Responsiblitities

  • Custody and control of those persons removed from the community by the criminal justice  system
  • To protect the community by preventing inmate escape
  • To protect inmates by providing a safe and drug free environment during their incarceration
  • To provide a structured and disciplined environment