Doña Ana County




The Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department operates the region’s only museum dedicated solely to law enforcement.



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The museum is located adjacent to the lobby of the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department at 845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces. It is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Deputy Jim Beasley, Ret. is the museum's curator and has donated some of his personal memorabilia to the collection. 

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Items of interest on display include Pat Garrett’s desk and artifacts, photographs of most former Doña Ana County sheriffs, law enforcement badges and patches, a memorial to fallen officers, a gun collection, and various law enforcement and historical memorabilia.

An outdoor area adjacent to the museum features some vintage law-enforcement transportation artifacts.

For information or to arrange a tour of the museum, call (575) 525-8847.



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Doña Ana County, which covers 3,806 square miles, had the state's second-largest Sheriff's Department in 1971, employing 12 full-time deputies. Presently, the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department, still the state's second-largest department, serves a population of 180,000 residents with a force of 155 certified deputies and 30 reserve deputies.





Dona Ana County Sheriff Department
direction to Dona Ana County Government Center

From Interstate 10 East:

  • Take exit #139 / Motel Blvd.
  • Turn Left on Motel Blvd [NM-292] and head North for 1.0 mi
  • Turn Left into the Doña Ana County Government Center parking lot

From Interstate 10 West:

  • Take exit #139 / Motel Blvd. and stay Right
  • Stay on Motel Blvd. [NM-292] and head North for 0.8 mi
  • Turn Left into the Doña Ana County Government Center parking lot