Lea County Sheriff's Office 215 East Central Avenue Lovington NM 88260 14.2 miles from 88242 575-396-3611
Yoakum County Sheriff's Office 1010 North Main Avenue Denver City TX 79323 22.3 miles from 88242
Gaines County Sheriff's Office 301 East Avenue A Seminole TX 79360 30.9 miles from 88242 432-758-9871
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.