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Meet the Sheriff

Sheriff: Frank Gomez
Undersheriff: Jess Watkins

Sheriff Frank Gomez is a lifelong resident of Grant County, who graduated from Silver High School in 1984. After graduation, Sheriff Gomez enrolled in the Law Enforcement Academy at Western New Mexico University. After a brief time at WNMU, Sheriff Gomez decided to join the United States Army. After his time in service and being honorably discharged, Sheriff Gomez returned to Grant County and pursued his goal of becoming a Law Enforcement Officer; he was given his first opportunity with the Bayard Police Department where he served as a Patrolman/School Resource Officer. Sheriff Gomez also served as a Volunteer Firefighter/EMT for the Bayard Fire Department. Sheriff Gomez received his Law Enforcement Certification from the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Sheriff Gomez then pursued an opportunity to work for the Grant County Sheriff's Department. He has served as a Deputy, Senior Deputy, Corporal, and currently holds the position of Patrol Sergeant.

Sheriff Gomez is currently the Coordinator/Instructor of the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. Additionally, Sheriff Gomez is currently serving on the Cobre Consolidated School Board of Education, where is he has serviced for the past nine years. He has been involved in coaching our youth in basketball, football, and Little League. Sheriff Gomez is married to Yvonne Medina Gomez, has five children, two grandchildren with one on the way.

Frank Gomez, Sheriff
Phone: 575-574-0100

Jess Watkins, Under-sheriff
Phone: 575-574-0102

Cindy Campos, Executive Assistant
Phone: 575-574-0140

Lynn Baca, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 575-574-0141

Ruby Acosta, Secretary II/CID
Phone: 575-574-0142

Michael Burns, Lieutenant
Phone: 575-574-010

Sam Rodriguez, Lieutenant

Phone: 575-574-0104

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