County Sheriff

Our Responsibilities

Mission Statement: To professionally uphold the laws in a fair, firm and consistant manner in an effort to protect the quality of life and the property within the community.

Offender Watch

OffenderWatch® is the nation’s leading registered sex offender management and community notification tool with hundreds of leading agencies in dozens of states utilizing it. Mora County’s law enforcement utilizes OffenderWatch® to manage and monitor the whereabouts, conduct and compliance status of the registered offenders in Mora County. OffenderWatch® provides the most accurate and timely information available and now this information is available to you! 

Our Forms

Our Sheriff


Americk Padilla, Sheriff


PO Box 659 Mora, NM 87732

575-387-2222 Ext. 1052

575-387-6600 (fax)

Emergency – 911

[email protected] 

Joey Romero, Under Sheriff


PO Box 659 Mora, NM 87732

575-387-2222 Ext. 1053

575-387-6600 (fax)

Emergency – 911

[email protected] 

Jeffery Vargas, Sergeant


PO Box 659 Mora, NM 87732


575-387-6600 (fax)

Emergency – 911

[email protected] 


Carlos Reyes-Cortes

Eloy Archuleta

Danielle Apodaca

Moises Coca

Omar Cortes

Danny Vigil


Gina Martinez, Dispatcher

Lori Montoya, Administration Assistant/Finance/Grant Specialist

Jacob Romero, IT Technician

Contact Us

Main Line: 575-387-2222

Fax: 575-387-6600

Mailing Address: PO Box 659 Mora, NM 87732

Physical Address: 7 Courthouse Drive Mora, NM 87732

NMSP/MCSO Dispatch: 505-425-6771

Emergency – 911