DAC Citizen’s Police Academy

From: Michelle Ugalde
Subject: Citizen’s Police Academy
Date: December 16, 2013
To: Talavera Community Association

I just wanted to spread the word, that we are conducting an upcoming Citizen’s Police Academy here at the Sheriff’s Department. I try to let our Community Watch Programs know about this, so that maybe a few of the residents would like to come and learn about how law enforcement functions and why we make the decisions we make. It is very informative and open to the public. It is 6 weeks long from 8 am till noon. Below is an agenda so you can forward the information that will be taught.  If you have any questions, please free to contact me at 575 386-4316. To apply, anyone can go to our county website at www.donanacounty.org/sheriff, scroll down to Citizen’s Police Academy and the application can be printed and filled out. It then can be returned to the Sheriff’s Department. It is a great experience. Please pass the information on to as many people as you can…Thanks
Deputy Michelle Ugalde
G.R.E.A.T. Coordinator/ Community Relations Officer
Crime Prevention
New Mexico State Director for Law Enforcement Torch Run
(575)525-1911 Sheriff’s Office
(575)571-2216 Cell


Winter Class of 2014 Citizen’s Academy


 January 11, 2014

  • Welcome Deputy Michelle Ugalde, Sheriff Todd Garrison
    Public Information Officer Kelly Jameson
  • History of the Department/ Law Enforcement  Capt. Manion Long
  • Patrol Functions Lt. Jon Day
  • EXERCISE: Felony stop, felony arrest, Deputy Dason Allen ???

 January 18, 2014

  • Criminal Investigations Division Investigator Vince Lopez
  • EXERCISE: Evidence and crime scene re-enactment Investigator Vince Lopez, and Evidence Specialist (supervisor) Mary Jo Apodaca ??
  • Use of Force Major Brent Barlow

 January 25, 2014

  • SEX OFFENDER DIVISION Deputy Brock Harvell
  • CORE VALUES Thomas Ferguson – Customs Officer/DASO
  • DWI

 February 1, 2014

  • PRESENTATION/TOUR: Doña Ana County Detention Center Lt. Justin Porter
  • EXERCISE K-9 Demonstration Sgt. Gerard Madden
  • Domestic Violence Investigator Bo Nevarez

 February 8, 2014

  • Special Response Team Deputy Luis Corrales SRT
  • EXERCISE: Laser demonstration Deputy Luis Corrales SRT
  • TOUR: Range / Firearm demonstration/Taser and Pepper Spray Deputy Luis Corrales and Investigator Ken Roberts
  • EXERCISE: Bomb Team demonstration Deputy Garth Pirtle and Deputy Scott Bayles

February 15, 2014

  • TOUR: Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority Hugo Costa (MVRDA Director) and Jennifer Gorham (Executive Assistant)
  • Victim Assistance  Angie Rodriquez
  • Animal Control Lt.  Mary Lou Ward
  • Auxiliary/volunteer groups of the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department: Mounted Patrol, Reserves, Special Deputy Sheriff’s Commission
  • Graduation

 Due to the nature of emergency services and the availability of personnel, scheduled events are subject to change.