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rays photo 4.2018Ray Tavizon is a long-time resident of Grant County. He was educated in Silver Consolidated Schools and graduated from Western New Mexico University’s Police Academy in 1986.

 In 1985 at age 22, he began his law enforcement career in Lordsburg with the Hidalgo County sheriff’s department. When Lordsburg Police Department was established in 1987, he was hired as a patrolman and a few months later promoted to Assistant Chief of Police as lieutenant. He ran the Lordsburg Police department for 12 years. In 1997, while still serving as the assistant chief of Police, he was honored as the "Officer of the Year."

He and his family made the decision to move back to Grant County in 1997. For the last 21 years, he has worked for the Grant County Sheriff's Department. He has a total of 33 years of law enforcement experience, including supervision of 12 officers in Hidalgo county for 12 years, with other responsibilities including budgeting, scheduling, grant writing, serving as a detention officer, as well as a dispatcher, a K-9 officer, narcotics officer, undercover officer, deputy, patrolman, and criminal investigator. He is currently a New Mexico Department of Public Safety High Risk Firearms Instructor, as well as a General Instructor.

His goal is to have a strong working relationship within the department. “It begins with professionalism, trust and accountability. I adamantly defend the Constitution and will strive to provide the best law enforcement possible. I have proven experience, and I am committed to Grant County.”

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