Sheriff's Office

(505) 334-6107

It shall be the mission of the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the community, to protect life and property in upholding the law in a fair and equal manner.

We will adapt to the community’s changing needs through proactive strategies and traditional police methods.

In our exercise of authority we will maintain a high level of integrity, professionalism, compassion, and dedication to service.

The San Juan County Sheriff’s office will continue to provide competent, professional services to the citizens and visitors of San Juan County and will strive to meet the needs and concerns of those we are sworn to serve and protect.

The San Juan Sheriff's Office is responsible for Administration, Civil Process, Patrol, Animal Control, Background Checks, Police Reports & Hiring.

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Fast Facts:
    • 102 Certified & Commissioned Law Enforcement Personnel.
    • 26 Civilian Employees
    • 2 Animal Control Officers.
    • Participates in the Region II Narcotics Task Force along with members of the Farmington Police Department and assorted federal agencies have full-time personnel assigned to Region II.
    • Has 2 Helicopters and contracted pilots at its disposal. Use of the helicopters is offered to all public safety agencies.
    • The Sheriff's Office has a well trained "Special Response Team" (SRT) for use in high-risk missions such as barricaded subjects, hostage situations, and fugitive apprehensions.


Total Number of Service Calls             2016
Total   63,949
Animal Control 3,319
Assault/Battery 803
Burglary/Larceny 1,535
Domestic Violence 1,886
Shots Fired 278
Traffic Accident 1,541
Officer-Initiated (Traffic) 17,960
Criminal Property Damage 321
Close Patrol 574
DWI 561
Runaway 155
Abandoned 9-1-1 Calls 4,222
All Other 30,794
Patrol Reports & Arrests  
Patrol Reports  7,217
Citations  10,045
DWI Offense Reports 344
Traffic Accidents 518
Juvenile Runaways 57
Juvenile Arrests/Petitions 131 
Adult Arrests 2,471