SHERIFF INVITED TO ATTEND MADD LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

SHERIFF INVITED TO ATTEND MADD LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

Doña Ana County Sheriff Juan Hernandez will attend an impaired-driving enforcement summit later this month, accepting an invitation sent only to the most innovative DWI enforcers in the nation.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is the primary host of the Law Enforcement Leadership Summit, scheduled for Jan. 30 in Orlando, Fla. Hernandez is one of only 60 people in the country to be invited to the two-day conference.

“They (MADD) told me they were pretty impressed with what I’ve been trying to do to fight intoxicated driving here in Doña Ana County,” Hernandez said.

“I’m honored to attend such a critical discussion about this important issue.”

Invitees to the summit include leading law-enforcement executives, MADD national board members, key government traffic safety representatives and highway safety researchers. Other organizations sponsoring the summit are the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriffs’ Association, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association.

For more information, call Grant A. Taylor, assistant to the director of public information, at (505) 647-7290. Anyone calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7290.