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Council Tentatively Okays Sheriff Office Budget

on April 16, 2019 - 4:42pm

Sheriff Joe Granville presents his budget Monday night as County Deputy Manager Steve Lynne and Budget and Performance Manager Karen Kendall listen Monday evening during the annual budget hearings. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the Sheriff Department $15,510 budget Monday night during the budget hearing.

Sheriff Joe Granville highlighted some of his department’s budget items:

  • The Sheriff’s Office primary function is to maintain the sex offender registry in Los Alamos County and to ensure all sex offenders remain in compliance with the State of New Mexico’s Department of Public Safety SORNA Laws
  • Currently, Los Alamos County has six registered sex offenders living within county limits and two working in the County
  • All six sex offenders are consistently in compliance and are closely monitored by the Sheriff’s Office along with assistance from the Los Alamos Police Department