Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office 109 Airport Road Portales NM 88130 23.6 miles from Melrose 575-356-4408
Curry County Sheriff's Office 700 North Main Street Clovis NM 88101 24.2 miles from Melrose 575-769-2335
De Baca County Sheriff's Office PO Box 927 Fort Sumner NM 88119 33.7 miles from Melrose 505-355-2405
Parmer County Sheriff's Office 401 3rd Street Farwell TX 79325 33.8 miles from Melrose 806-481-3303
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.