Doña Ana County

AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT RECOGNIZED FOR ANTI-DWI EFFORTS

AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT RECOGNIZED FOR ANTI-DWI EFFORTS

            Ten officers from area law enforcement agencies were recently recognized for their efforts in cracking down on intoxicated drivers at Doña Ana County’s Local DWI Workshop and luncheon, held at the Las Cruces Convention Center on Nov. 14.
            Officers from the Anthony Police Department, Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office, Las Cruces Police Department, New Mexico State Police Department, New Mexico State University Police Department and the Sunland Park Police Department were all recognized for exemplary efforts in the number of DWI arrests and proactive measures to stop underage drinking in Doña Ana County communities.
            Those recognized include Anthony Police Officer Edwin Gallardo, Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Deputies Armando Alaniz and Jesse Rogers, Las Cruces Police Officers Manuel Chavez and Ryan Postenrider, New Mexico State Police Officers Gustavo Avina and Erika Flores, NMSU Police Officer Justin Pirtle, and Sunland Park Police Officers Andres Muñoz and Raul Romero.
            Staff from the Doña Ana County Health and Human Services Department, which oversees a variety of prevention programs countywide, also recognized Rachel Madewell of Esperanza Guidance Services, Magdalena Soña Saiz and Thomas Esparza for their in-school efforts to raise awareness about the benefits of healthy choices.
            Doña Ana County Manager Fernando R. Macias recognized each awardee and introduced Ray Stewart, Director of Substance Abuse Use Services for the Amador Health Center. Stewart served as the keynote speaker for the event.
            The goals of Doña Ana County’s annual Local DWI Workshop are to reduce alcohol-related injuries and deaths by increasing knowledge about effective substance abuse services and programs available in our community.
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