COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE INFORMATION TO BE HANDLED BY PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE

COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE INFORMATION TO BE HANDLED BY PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE

Effective immediately, all information about ongoing investigations and breaking news will be dispersed through the Doña Ana County Office of Public Information.

Grant A. Taylor, assistant to the director of public information, will be the primary contact for Sheriff’s Office information. Taylor will regularly compile and release press releases related to high-profile cases and investigations, as well as significant arrests or departmental activity such as roadblocks. For information on breaking news, Taylor can be reached by cell phone at (505) 639-6509 and by pager at (505) 698-1283.

In instances when Taylor is out of town, ill or otherwise unavailable, information will be disseminated by Sheriff Hernandez or county Public Information Director Jess Williams.

The change in information handling will allow Hernandez to maximize his use of investigators for the resolution of cases rather than having them act as media contacts. Taylor and the department’s investigators will meet regularly, and reports of interest to area media will be routed through Taylor for information distribution.

For more information, call Taylor at (505) 647-7290. Messages will be checked daily – including weekends – at this number.