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[audio mp3="http://www.kikiforsheriff.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Kiki-Vigil-Lili-Final-.mp3"][/audio] I am sure there are some who wonder who I am, and why I was selected as undersheriff, so I wanted to introduce myself. My family settled permanently in El Paso when I was 7 years old. Prior to that we had lived in Guadalajara, Mexico (where my mother was born and lived), in Laos, and also in Utah. I graduated from Irvin High School and the University of Texas in El Paso. I was an instructor at UTEP and the El Paso Community College before becoming a bilingual education teacher with the El Paso Independent School District for several years. I then went on to be a special agent with the FBI, retiring in May of 2016. During my 20-year career in the FBI, I was assigned to the El Paso Division and then transferred to the Las Cruces Resident Agency of the Albuquerque Division half way through my career. I began my career with the FBI working drug cases for over eight years, then went on to work civil rights cases, which included color of law, human trafficking, and hate crimes. I also worked violent crimes matters and assisted with Indian Country cases, and was in charge of the Las Cruces...

Voting begins TODAY!! Voting is currently taking place at the County Government Center located at 845 N. Motel Blvd. You can vote Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm. Encourage your family and friends to get out and vote for Sheriff Kiki Vigil. If you're not registered you must do so by 5:00 p.m. TODAY, May 8th. ...

This is in response to Mr. Peter Goodman’s editorial dated April 29, 2018, published in the Las Cruces Sun-News concerning the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office involvement with Operation Stonegarden. This is a grant provided by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) that offers funding for border counties to help fight terrorism and to target organized crime in high-density narcotic and human smuggling areas. Doña Ana County acts as a fiscal agent and oversees the grant which is also available to other local agencies. This operation is a combined task force where each local law enforcement agency works in conjunction with other federal agencies, including Homeland Security, Border Patrol and Customs Enforcement, and was administered long before I took office. Prior to taking the oath of office, I received numerous complaints from Homeland Security concerning how this grant was being managed. I immediately contracted an independent audit firm that worked with the State Auditor’s Office to conduct a thorough forensic review. Upon completion, the audit revealed the previous administration had not followed the guidelines regarding use of Stonegarden funds, and that the majority of overtime available through the grant was paid out to the command staff and not the non-supervisory staff, as...

Our campaign is officially on the air waves. It is because of your belief in our campaign that we are able to reach residents through radio. Consider giving a contribution to our campaign to help keep us on the air so we can get our message out to the residents of Dońa Ana County. Thank you all who have already contributed to make this happen. [audio mp3="http://www.kikiforsheriff.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Thank-you-radio.mp3"][/audio]...

I want to thank all who took time out of their day to support my campaign. Thank you to all current and former elected officials and candidates for donating to our campaign. Your faith in me is what gives us the strength to work hard for you all. I would also like to thank everyone who volunteered their time and donated items to our silent auction. You all helped make today's event such an amazing success. A special thank you to Edward Paz, my beautiful wife Mel and family for making today a memorable event....

With our first mailer hitting mailboxes we are working hard to promote our campaign. Literature is ready for all of our supporters, help us knock on as many doors as we can before June 5! Thank you everyone for your donations, volunteer work and more importantly for your words of support. You are all the heart of our campaign. If you would like to volunteer on the campaign please email kikiforsheriff@gmail.com...

We had a great time visiting with residents of Sunland Park. We were pleased to hear they are happy with the changes made within the department over the last 3 years. Moving forward will continue to work with community leaders to ensure their needs are met....

This past week our Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office hosted the Spring Meeting and Training Conference for the Southwest Border Sheriff’s Coalition. The Coalition consists of all elected Sheriffs from the southwestern Border States, Texas to California. Conference hosting is rotated among member cities and states. In September 2017, our Office was asked to host this year’s Conference here in Las Cruces, NM. Like any conference, this helps promote tourism and business; and at this year’s conference, we also invited our Mexican Counterparts in law enforcement. Friday evening, April 6, 2018, the Executive Director of the Coalition advised me that the US Attorney General Jeff Sessions would be attending our conference scheduled for Wednesday, April 11, 2018. The Coalition President and the Executive Director determine the Agenda, programming, and speakers for these meetings and conferences. The hosting agency (DASO) is only responsible for facilitating the meeting. As one of the top law enforcement officers of this County, I must always work with all officials regardless of political affiliations. As we all know from basic civics, I am sworn to protect and uphold the Constitution and laws of our country and state, without regard to ideology. I am also obligated to work with...

Albuquerque Journal · 10 Apr 2018 · BY ANGELA KOCHERGA JOURNAL STAFF WRITER U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will visit the New Mexico border this week to see the new wall construction in Santa Teresa and meet with border sheriff’s gathering in Las Cruces. “We’re going to sit down with them and discuss the issues on our border, “said Doña Ana County Sheriff Enrique “Kiki” Vigil. He’s hosting the Southwest Border Sheriff’s Coalition, which includes 31 sheriff’s offices in counties located within 25 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. “We don’t all agree,” said Vigil, who is among sheriff’s who oppose building a border wall. “We don’t need the wall and we don’t need to militarize our borders. We can use modern technology to do this,” Vigil said. Sessions is scheduled will meet with border sheriff’s Wednesday to “deliver remarks on immigration enforcement,” according to a media advisory from the Department of Justice. Nielsen will visit Santa Teresa and also tour the Border Patrol Training Academy in Artesia to talk to students about the “importance of careers in homeland security,” according to her office. Gov. Susana Martinez will accompany Nielsen during her visit to New Mexico....

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2018 DOŃA ANA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO HOST SOUTHWESTERN BORDER AND TEXAS BORDER SHERIFF’S COALITION Doña Ana County Sheriff Enrique “Kiki” Vigil and DASO will host the Southwestern Border Sheriff’s Coalition and Texas Border Sheriff’s Coalition annual meeting. Sheriff’s agencies representing the four Southern Border States will be present in Doña Ana County through Wednesday to participate in the annual meeting. A total of 31 counties lie along the 1,989 miles of border between the United States and Mexico. During the three day event the Sheriff’s Coalition will conduct certified training. There will be several guest speakers from various law enforcement agencies, including the high ranking counterparts from Mexican law enforcement agencies, including the Mexican Consulate General’s Office. “As a Board Member I worked to bring our annual meeting to Doña Ana County,” said Vigil. “I want other Sheriff’s departments to experience our New Mexican culture and embrace a working relationship we have developed with the Mexican Government. I am hopeful all will extend a hand to our Mexican counterparts to help improve community policing along the border.” The Southwestern Border Sheriff’s Coalition is a charitable organization whose mission is to insure the safety and security of the Southwestern Border of...

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