Douglas C. Wood
Sandoval County Sheriff
2nd Term, Elected November 2014
Term January 2015 – December 2018
Next Election for this seat is November 2018
1500 Idalia Rd, Building A
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone: (505) 867-7526
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Serving the People of Sandoval County
The Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office is committed to working in a partnership with individuals, communities, businesses, and other divisions and agencies to deter crime and injustices in order to provide a high quality of life for the people of Sandoval County. The Sheriff, deputies and staff strive to provide professional services to the public in an effective, efficient and timely manner through communication, consideration and cooperation.
The Sheriffs Office provides law enforcement, court security and animal control services to residents of Sandoval County. The office serves legal documents issued by District and Magistrate Courts and is responsible for transporting prisoners, both adult and juvenile, in and out of Sandoval County and is also responsible for extradition of prisoners arrested in other States. The Sheriff’s Department serves as the County’s principal law enforcement agency with duties and responsibilities established by State law. The Sheriff assigns deputies into four districts within the County to deter criminal activity, arrest criminal offenders, promote traffic safety and respond to emergency calls.
The Sheriff’s Department has concurrent jurisdiction with local law enforcement officers in municipalities. While the department cooperates closely with community authorities, local police agencies are responsible for providing law enforcement services within their communities. Among the County’s smaller and more rural communities, the Sheriff’s Office is the primary law enforcement agency. Tribal Police Departments, tribal officials, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs or the FBI, provide law enforcement for sovereign Native American nations. In Sandoval County, these include the pueblos of Jemez, Zia, Santa Ana, Sandia, Cochiti, Santo Domingo and San Felipe, portions of the Navajo Nation and the Jicarilla Apache Reservation. The Sheriff works closely with each entity and has authorization to charge Native American offenders on tribal land into tribal courts. Non-Native Americans who are charged with a crime on tribal land can be charged in State courts.