Police honored for enforcement

QCSun staff The MCCH Substance Abuse Committee awarded area law enforcement officers for their underage drinking and DWI enforcement for fiscal years 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 at its Law Enforcement Officer Appreciation ceremony. Committee chair Noreen Henderson said the awards are determined by the number of arrests officers make in each category over the course of […]

Local law enforcement give Halloween safety tips

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Halloween falls on a Saturday this year and local law enforcement agencies are encouraging kids and parents to enjoy the spooky holiday but also recommending caution and awareness during the late hours. The low temperature forecasted for Saturday night is 42 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Law enforcement expert: Use of force guidelines set by police departments

Freedom New Mexico Each law enforcement department in the state has the discretion to determine its own guidelines for when using a Taser is appropriate. The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy, along with most agencies in the state, follows the Reactive Control Model as a guide for use of force. Under the RCM, subjects are […]

Officers will increase patrols over holiday, Conchas airport to be updated

By QCS Staff More officers will patrol I-40 for holidayHoliday drivers will see increased law enforcement activity this weekend as they drive across New Mexico, according to a press release from the state’s Departemtn of Public

Crockett likes to catch the bad guys

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari Police Detective Kim Crockett has been serving the citizens of Tucumcari for eight months. She brings 11 and 1/2 years of experience working in New Mexico law enforcement agencies. The Quay County Sun talked to Crockett about her career in law enforcement and what she likes about being a detective.Question: Have you […]

Search contines for Clovis inmates who made rooftop escape

By Freedom New Mexico Multiple law enforcement agencies continued Tuesday evening to pursue leads on the whereabouts of five escaped Curry County inmates, according to Sheriff Matt Murray. Law enforcement believes at least some of the escapees are still in the Clovis area, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. Federal agencies including the FBI, Border […]

Brake is first complete new MCC program

Special to QCS Leonard Brake, an officer with the Department of Public Safety and Motor Transportation Division of the New Mexico State Police, has become a first at Mesalands Community College (MCC). Brake completed the Public Administration-Law Enforcement program at MCC in December and will be the first to receive an Associate of Applied Science […]

New Deputy Police Chief retuns home

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff On Oct. 6, Ron Haley joined the Tucumcari Police Department as Deputy Chief of Police. A Tucumcari native, Haley is the department’s second in command under Police Chief Larry Ham. Ham was named chief in June 2005 and had previously served with the Silver City Police Department. Where did you […]

Former law enforcement officials square off

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of stories about the upcoming Quay County primary elections. Today’s story focuses on the Democratic primary for the county’s magistrate judge position between Joel Garnett, Wayne Thibodeaux and Dennis Townsend. A history in law enforcement and a determination to be […]

Sheriff race features experience

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: This is one in a series related to the June 6 primary elections. This story focuses on the Democratic primary for county sheriff between Joe Schallert and John Barreras. John Barreras wants another chance as the Quay County Sheriff. Joe Schallert wants his first. The two men, […]