William Armijo was elected to the office of the Socorro County Sheriff in 2014 and is currently serving his second four-year term through 2022.

The following individuals serve as Sheriff Armijo's administrative staff: 
Amanda Vega, Under-Sheriff 

Sheriff's Office Address:
200 Church Street
Post Office Box 581
Socorro, New Mexico
Phone: 575-835-0941 (non-emergency number)
Fax: 575-835-9156

Regular Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The Socorro County Sheriff's Office is closed for all federal holidays.

For all non-emergency calls after 5:00pm, call the New Mexico State Police Office at (575)835-0741 and select option 3 for dispatch.


The main mission of the Socorro County Sheriff's Department is the protection of life and property of the citizens of Socorro County. We shall provide quality law enforcement service to everyone is Socorro County with dedication honor and commitment. 

We shall faithfully serve the people who's law we enforce and that in so doing we will never violate the public's trust placed in our positions. We shall demand of ourselves the highest standards of honesty and integrity. We recognize that our employees are our most valued assets and we recognize that diversity is strength. We further recognize the importance of investing in the future of our communities children. We shall safeguard the rights of everyone, regardless of who they are or what they represent. And we shall work together with the community to solve problems and form partnerships. We shall treat each other and the public with dignity and respect while basing our decisions on what is best for the public and what is best for the agency. Our actions will consistently be in the best interest of the public without bias or prejudice. We shall strive to improve the quality of life for everyone by working together to make our streets, neighborhoods and schools safe.

Corporal Briar Billa, Corporal Manuel Monte, and Deputy Manuel Anaya at the Fun Fest giving away football and Frisbees.

Sheriff Armijo playing football at the Fun Fest.

Mar 22, 2019, 10:09 AM