The Lea County Sheriff's Office Administration is currently comprised of the Sheriff, Undersheriff, 3 Chief Deputies, 3 Captains and the Administrative Assistant. The Sheriff is the Chief Law Enforcement officer of the Lea County elected by the citizens of Lea County. The Sheriff serves a four year term and by state law is eligible to serve two terms. The Sheriff appoints his Undersheriff as well as their Administrative Assistant. Other members of administration are appointed or promoted depending on current policy when vacancies exist.