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:
    • 106 Certified & Commissioned Law Enforcement Personnel.
    • 26 Civilian Employees
    • 3 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.
2012 Statistics:
Animal Control 4,728
Assault/Battery 773
Burglary/Larceny 1,617
Domestic Violence 2,155
Shots Fired  274
Traffic Accident 1,412
Officer-Initiated (Traffic) 19,202
Criminal Property Damage 383
Close Patrol 1,735
DWI 2,364
Runaway 130
Abandoned 9-1-1 Calls 5,960
All Other 14,009
Patrol Reports  7,657
Citations  17,506
DWI Offense Reports 367
Traffic Accidents 671
Juvenile Runaways 65
Juvenile Arrests/Petitions 253
Adult Arrests 3,781