Kim Stewart was elected sheriff in November of 2018, and she took office on Jan. 1, 2019. She will be eligible to seek re-election in 2022.
She brings to the office a distinguished career in law enforcement and investigations. Her goals and objectives for the Sheriff’s Department include:
- Promoting community involvement. Law enforcement cannot fight crime without the support of the community.
- Implementing more community-oriented policing programs.
- Enhancing School Resource Officers throughout the unincorporated areas of Doña Ana County.
- Developing effective gang task forces.
- Utilizing forfeiture and seizure of assets against cartel and known drug and human traffickers.
HEARSE THAT CARRIED FAMOUS DONA ANA COUNTY LAWMAN NOW ON DISPLAY AT SHERIFF’S MUSEUM
After negotiations that spanned two decades, the famous horse-drawn hearse that carried Sheriff Pat Garrett to his final resting place in 1908 is back in Doña Ana County. The antique hearse, owned by the Woman’s Improvement Association until 1912, was recently purchased privately by Las Cruces resident Cal Traylor and then donated to the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department for permanent installation in the Historical Museum of Lawmen, located inside the lobby of the department’s main headquarters at 845 N. Motel Boulevard in Las Cruces.