The Doña Ana County Special Deputy Sheriff Commission is looking for qualified candidates to fill volunteer positions.
The Commission regularly assists the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department in several community outreach projects, like Neighborhood Watch and the Ident-a-Child program.
Volunteers with the sheriff’s commission will be hosting the next Ident-a-Child fingerprinting event on Saturday, July 2, at the Hatch Community Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To be considered for membership, each applicant must be 21 years of age or older and a U.S. citizen. Qualified applicants must also pass a background check. Previous law enforcement experience is not required.
The mission of the Special Deputy Sheriff Commission is to serve as a liaison between the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department and the public in order to improve communication and facilitate interaction between the community and the sheriff’s department.
In addition to Neighborhood Watch and Ident-a-Child, the commission supports and participates in programs including drug awareness education, Doña Ana County’s Historical Museum of Lawmen, or any other matter deemed useful and necessary by the sheriff.
Anyone interested in serving on the Special Deputy Sheriff Commission can call the commission president, Marilyn Simione at (575) 649-5306.