The Lea County Sheriff's Office Support Services Section is supervised by a Chief Deputy. The Cheif Deputy supervises the Records Manager that supervises the rest of the support services staff. The Support Services Section consist of the civilian personnel who support the agency.
Support Services is comprised of numerous sections. The first of which being the records department. This department enters all paper documents created by the Patrol Section into the records management system. They handle all federal UCR reporting as well as deal with the records requests. The second section is Civil. The civil clerk is tasked with the daily entry of new subpoenas into the RMS as well as the services or attempts received back from the Civil Deputies. She fields requests from courts as to services of citizens as well as for outside organizations. The last section is Evidence. This is staffed by the primary evidence clerk who handles the organized chaos. Items range from vehicles, guns, drugs, money, fibers, blood, DNA, etc... anything collected by field Deputies or Investigators. The clerk organizes all seized items for their safekeeping until legally allowed to return, destroy, submit for auction (proceeds to the State), or otherwise dispose of. All staff are cross trained to be able to handle all duties with the exception of Evidence. The evidence clerk has a primary and an alternate clerk who handles callout on a rotating schedule and covers for the primary during absences. This is due to the controls in place to safeguard and limit access to the evidence.