Doña Ana County Sheriff's Office

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The Sheriff's Office serves the people with the highest degree of fairness, professionalism and integrity. Each day, we work to support our communities, prepare for and respond to emergencies, disasters and provide support to other law enforcement agencies. 


 DASO is a fully accredited agency by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) Accreditation program. CALEA provides public safety agencies with an opportunity to voluntarily meet an established set of professional standards.

The Doña Ana Sheriff’s Office was accredited for the first time, ever by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., CALEA® after a formal hearing on November 11, 2023 in Bellevue, Washington.  Gaining accreditation is a distinction held by very few, as there are more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies, just in the U.S.


What is Accreditation? 

Accreditation is the process by which a department reviews its directives, procedures, practices, and services to demonstrate compliance to a higher set of standards that are established by the accrediting body. When the reviewed for accreditation, the body provides a comprehensive and objective review of the department’s performance. Successful agencies receive an outside stamp of approval that is earned through diligent internal and external evaluations. The evaluations are based on professional policing standards set by international law enforcement professionals.

Accreditation improves service delivery, raises departmental performance to international best practices, provides a sense of well-being in the community, and ensures government leaders of the quality of law enforcement services being provided. Crime prevention methods are also strengthened and citizen and staff confidence in the agency is increased. The standards involved with accreditation mainly affect all aspects of law enforcement activity.

CALEA Accreditation Public Comment Portal

The  Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office is participating in the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, CALEA, Law Enforcement Accreditation process. CALEA is considered a gold standard in public safety.  As part of this process, we provide an opportunity for public feedback via the CALEA Portal here:  Public Comment Portal

The purpose of this public portal is to receive comments regarding an agency's compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the participating agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence.

Thank you for your feedback as we strive to improve upon our ability to provide the highest level of Safety, Service and Security to the people of Doña Ana County.


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The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department is a proud partner with Project Lifesaver, an active response system that can help locate someone you love who suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s. For more information on the program, or to sign up, please contact:

Project Lifesaver Coordinator
(575) 525-8862


Since 1852, sheriffs and deputies have risen to serve the citizens in an effort to keep our community safe. The Sheriff's Office, which covers 3,814 square miles is the state's second largest department and serves a population of 223,337 residents. We are dedicated to continuing our rich heritage of more then 170 years of quality service. 

Our Mission 

To serve and protect our citizens while providing the highest quality of law enforcement services available. We remain focused on our core values of:

Integrity - We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of honesty and ethical conduct.

Professionalism - We are dedicated to excellence in service through education, mutual cooperation, and pride.

Fairness - We are committed to impartial and equal treatment for all through courtesy, compassion and respect.