Employment Opportunity

City of Lordsburg, NM

Chief of Police

Job Announcement

The City of Lordsburg, NM is seeking a progressive, community-oriented Police Chief to lead a full-service police department consisting of 9 full-time police officers and 3 non-sworn support personnel, with an operating budget of $1.551 million. The Chief directs the Police Department operations consisting of Administration, Uniform Services, Special Services, Codes Enforcement, and administrative support staff through effective planning staff management, resource allocation, program initiatives and sound fiscal practices. The City is governed by a 6-member council and a mayor. This position is subject to appointment by the Mayor and approval by the Council every 2 years after the election cycle.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, police administration or related field and or the ability to receive an advanced NM LEA Executive Police Certification, along with 15 years of policing experience, of which 10 years must be in a supervisory capacity or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, police administration or related field and or the ability to receive an advanced NM LEA Command Police Certification, along with 7 years of policing experience, of which 5 years must be in a supervisory capacity or any equivalent combination of education and experience.


The Chief of Police in Lordsburg will be required and expected to do the following:

· Create a clear vision of goals for success of the organization; develop and execute a strategic plan to achieve desired outcomes.

· Be effective in using data-driven methods to reduce crime.

· Develop effective organizational leadership practices that provide succession planning and professional development for the police force.

· Increase transparency when allowed and applicable.

· Balance the police agency and anti-police climate, while building community trust.


Excellent benefits are provided, including paid annual leave, sick leave, 10 holidays, uniforms, take home vehicle, 80/20 health insurance, and a 20-year NM Public Employment Retirement Association (PERA) plan. Starting salary is dependent on experience (DOE).


For a complete job description or additional information, contact Jeannie Madrid, City Clerk/HR, (575) 542-3421 or jeannie.madrid@cityoflordsburg.org

Darian Jarrott Funeral Services Arrangements

Private Funeral Service Information Honoring the Life of Officer Darian Jarrott.
A private funeral service to honor the life of New Mexico State Police Officer Darian Jarrott will be on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. The services will be held at the Lordsburg High School Football Field (Maverick Stadium) in Lordsburg, New Mexico. Immediately following the service, Officer Jarrott will be escorted to Shakespeare Cemetery in Lordsburg for a private burial.
To adhere to public health occupancy requirements, seating is limited to the family of Officer Jarrott and his New Mexico State Police family. Unfortunately, NO other law enforcement agencies outside of New Mexico State Police will be allowed to attend the funeral.
The public may show their support by viewing the service via a live stream on the New Mexico State Police Facebook page or KOAT Facebook page.
If any law enforcement agencies would like to send a video/photo tribute for Officer Jarrott’s family, please email them to Public.Relations@state.nm.us.
Out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to adhere to the current public health order, media outlets are asked to bring no more than two representatives to Officer Jarrott’s funeral. New Mexico State Police Officers will be given seating preference over the media. PLEASE PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEAR MASKS!

CARES Relief Act Grant

To all Small Business Owners: There has been more money designated for small businesses through the CARES Relief Grant. Please read below the process which you need to follow to apply for these funds. For more information, please call City Hall at 575-542-3421.

Attention Lordsburg Residents

Attention Residents: All City Parks are now open but please maintain safe Covid-19 practices. No mass gatherings of (10 people Max) maintain social distancing (at least 6 feet) and please wear a mask at all times. Thank you for your support in keeping us all safe by maintaining social distancing and wearing your masks!

Notice of Regular Meeting – 9-16-20

Regular Meeting

Public notice is hereby given that the Regular Meeting of the City Council has been scheduled for September 16, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. It will be broadcast live on our City Facebook page via Zoom.

A complete agenda will be available, at city hall, 72 hours prior to the meeting.

If you need an accommodation of a disability to enable you to fully participate, please contact City Hall 48 hours before the meeting at 575-542-3421.


/s/Jeannie Madrid

City Clerk

Notice to Lordsburg Residents

Dear Citizens of Lordsburg,


As you are all aware Fire Chief and volunteer firefighters all abruptly resigned last night. This was due to a change in reporting taxes to the IRS on the stipends they earn. Upon receiving the resignation of the fire chief, Mayor Barrera immediately contacted the Hidalgo County Manager, Tisha Green, Fire Marshall/EMS, David Whipple and Fire Chief, Tommy Chavez. The County and City now have a temporary Mutual Aid Agreement to provide emergency services to the City.


The change is the City required of the fire volunteers to fill out a W-4. The City recently was made aware the stipends being paid to the fire chief to pay to his volunteers must be taxed according to IRS regulations. The City has been in contact with the State of New Mexico Department of Finance, Internal Revenue Service, and our Independent contracted Auditor. They have all provided us the proper and legal procedures the City must follow. Last month the City provided the fire chief the W-4’s to give the volunteers. This month the fire chief submitted the paperwork to be reimbursed in the same manner as before, without proper and obligated IRS regulations. The city asked for the W-4’s to begin the new process required by the IRS. This process would take a couple of days and our Fire Chief and Volunteers would receive their stipends by the end of this week. However, no W-4’s were submitted and caused a delay of payment.  This confusion led to the resignation of our Volunteers.  The City will and continue to follow legal procedures and will not violate any state or federal tax laws.


The City of Lordsburg is now accepting letter of interest for Fire Chief. Please submit to the City Hall by September 25, 2020 if interested.


Thank you and stay safe!