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Leonard M. Baca 
1413 South 2nd St.
Raton, NM 87740
Phone: (575) 445-5561
Fax: (575) 445-2988


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badge    "Peace is Our Profession"

Our mission is to improve the quality of life in Colfax County.

We achieve our mission through the cooperative effort of the Sheriff’s Office and the community. By working together we can maintain the peace, provide safety and security for our citizens, reduce the fear of crime and solve problems.

The Colfax County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to offering its employees a safe and healthy working environment. We strive to be the ideal employer for law enforcement personnel in rural New Mexico.

Our vision is to be regarded by our community and our profession as a professional, proactive, and premier law enforcement agency in Colfax County, the Moreno Valley Region, and the State of New Mexico.

The Colfax County Sheriff’s Office vision is the driving force behind our success and it gives the Office a clear direction and path to follow. Furthermore, we strive to be an asset to other law enforcement agencies by providing assistance and support as needed in a respectful and helpful manner.

The Sheriff's Office is responsible for the registration of sex offenders in Colfax County. Hours available for registration are: Monday and Tuesday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Wednesday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Offenders must call in to schedule an appointment. For more information, visit the New Mexico Sex Offender Information page and the Sex Offender Registration and Notification website.

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July 2021 - Vigil Maldonado Detention Center
March 2021 - PSA Phone Scam
October 2020
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Burglary Maxwell NM 2021
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Public Service Announcement

September 2021 - Phone Scams
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