The men and women of the Lea County Sheriff’s Department are dedicated and strongly committed to providing the
citizens of this county with best possible law enforcement services.
Our resolve is to project the utmost professionalism in actions, as well as appearance,
treating all citizens with the dignity and respect they deserve. It is our objective to do our part to improve the quality
of life for all residents of Lea County. These goals can only be accomplished through accountability, involvement in the community
and working closely with the citizens to resolve many of the critical issues which we are currently facing.
Message from the Sheriff
|Sheriff Mark C. Hargrove
Lea County is growing and changing
rapidly. Probably more so than any other time in our history. Not only is our economy becoming more diversified, but so are
our people. It is truly an exciting time to live and work in Lea County. However, with growth, there are growing pains. There
will be new and increasing challenges to law enforcement.
Technology and opportunity have created
crimes that have never been seen before. New industries in our communities will require special security needs. It is my commitment
to work diligently to ensure that the Lea County Sheriff’s Department is prepared to meet these challenges. My ongoing
and long-term goal is to provide the most professional, pro-active, well trained agency anywhere.
Working together, we can make a difference!
Mark C. Hargrove