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Agreement allows Hobbs police to patrol outside city limits

July 7, 2018

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A new agreement will allow Hobbs police to conduct law enforcement operations and investigations outside city limits.

The Hobbs News-Sun reports the Hobbs City Commission this week approved an agreement with the Lea County Sheriff’s Office to give the southeastern New Mexico police department the authorities to expand its reach.

Hobbs Police Chief Chris McCall says the cross-commissions benefit both the Hobbs Police Department and the Lea County Sheriff’s Office. He says the agreement also allows police to respond to issues outside of the city limits with police authority.

Lea County Sheriff Corey Helton says similar agreements are in effect with Eunice, Jal, Lovington and Tatum.

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Information from: Hobbs News-Sun, http://www.hobbsnews.com

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