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                Elected officials representing Doña Ana County will be sworn in Friday, Dec. 28, at 10 a.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Doña Ana County Government Center.
                Doña Ana County Commission Vice-Chair Isabella Solis will make opening remarks following the presentation of the colors by the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department Color Guard.
                The ceremony will be streamed live on the Doña Ana County website.


                Doña Ana County’s Animal Control field staff have switched to winter hours as of this week.
                Officers will be in the field from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days per week, excluding holidays, when the hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
                After-hours animal emergencies will be handled from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Residents are advised not to trap stray dogs/cats after 5 p.m. as officers are unlikely to retrieve them until the following day.


    Doña Ana County offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24-25, and again Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, to allow employees time with their families during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
    The administrative offices of the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department will be closed, but law enforcement and emergency services in the field will be continuous, with saturation patrols and DWI checkpoints planned throughout the holiday period.
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  •             About 50 Doña Ana County residents, staff members and community stakeholders met Friday morning with U.S. Census officials to begin collaborations on forming a Complete Count Committee – a group of people in Doña Ana County that will assist in obtaining the most accurate count of residents in 2020.

  •              The first class of the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department Citizen’s Police Academy in 2019 will begin on Saturday, Jan. 5.
    Applicants who were previously interested in the fall 2018 class – which had to be postponed in August because of scheduling conflicts – are automatically enrolled.
                The academy will span eight consecutive Saturdays. Each class will run from 8 a.m. to noon at DASO’s Las Cruces headquarters, 845 N. Motel Blvd.
                To date, nearly 300 Doña Ana County residents have graduated from the program.


                Doña Ana County has been made aware of scam emails sent to various constituents recently. Although the messages did not come from the county, the “From” address mimicked a Doña Ana County address. 
                “Please know that it is very easy for scammers to send emails with false “From” addresses,’ said Doña Ana County IT Director Bob Bunting. “Therefore, you should never trust any email solely based on the “From” address.


         Doña Ana County Treasurer Eric L. Rodriguez has announced that his office will accept property-tax payments from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, which is the deadline to pay first-half property taxes before state-mandated interest and penalties begin to accumulate. 

         Citing convenience as a priority for his office, Rodriguez said payments can be made in a number of ways, such as: