Lincoln County Sheriff 300 Central Avenue Carrizozo NM 88301 35.1 miles from Claunch 575-648-2341
Torrance County Sheriff 205 South 9th Street Estancia NM 87016 42.8 miles from Claunch 505-246-4773
A sheriff is an elected law enforcement official for a county. Sheriffs usually have policing jurisdiction over unincorporated areas of the county, though in some states, sheriffs have jurisdiction throughout the state.
In many locations, the sheriff also runs the county jail.
The sheriff keeps records on criminal arrests, incidents reported to the sheriff, traffic collision reports, and other records. Many of these records are available to the public.