Sheriff's Office

Welcome to the Otero County Sheriff's Office page.

We take pride in working to make Otero County a safer place for our visitors and our citizens. Our Sheriff, Benny House and our Undersheriff, Liliana McDowell-Schnell hope that you enjoy our website and find it informative. We encourage interaction between our community and our department. We are interested in your comments and suggestions, and want to make a safer community for everyone.

The Otero County Dispatch Center is a state of the art facility with well trained employees. 

Before You Burn

Please speak to one of our dispatchers about “Red Flag Warning” and “Weather Related Restriction” before you burn.