Dr. Seidel Write-In Sheriff Candidate?

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RuiRes

Ruidoso, NM

#1 Jul 27, 2012
Listening to KEDU (102.3), it looks like Dr. Seidel is going to be a write-in candidate for Sheriff. I missed the first part of the interview, so what is going on?
The Mechanic

Ruidoso, NM

#2 Jul 27, 2012
He's got my vote.
another write in

Ruidoso, NM

#3 Jul 27, 2012
The Mechanic wrote:
He's got my vote.
Thats great. I am just a cop but I recently appled for a job in brain surgery at the mayo Clinic. It is great to see people broadening thier horizions.
Bait

Ruidoso, NM

#4 Jul 27, 2012
Sometimes the known is more disheartening then the unknown.
Little Stinker

Ruidoso, NM

#5 Jul 27, 2012
Continuing down the same path is not always the best choice.
RuiRes

Ruidoso, NM

#6 Jul 27, 2012
I listened to the interview. Very interesting. Dr. Seidel, as Sheriff, might be Lincoln County's version of Sheriff Arpaio of Arizona.

If elected, one wonders how he would manage a full-time medical practice and the office of Sheriff.
STINKER

Ruidoso, NM

#7 Jul 27, 2012
another write in wrote:
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Thats great. I am just a cop but I recently appled for a job in brain surgery at the mayo Clinic. It is great to see people broadening thier horizions.
I wasn't aware you had to have a background in LE to run for sheriff. But I do know you have to have medical credentials to practice medicine.
Just saying.
Reality

Ruidoso, NM

#8 Jul 28, 2012
STINKER wrote:
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I wasn't aware you had to have a background in LE to run for sheriff. But I do know you have to have medical credentials to practice medicine.
Just saying.
If he wants to issue and execute warrants or criminal complaints, make arrests or carry a firearm in the performance of his duty (which is what most sheriffs do), then yes he must be certified (licensed) by the state of New Mexico, which at his age and with no experience will be no easy task. To PRACTICALLY and EFFECTIVELY practice law enforcement in the state of New Mexico, you must be licensed. I know of no sheriff anywhere that is not a commissioned law enforcement officer, although I guess anything is possible. It is nice however to think about having educated people in law enforcement. Good luck.
STINKER

Ruidoso, NM

#9 Jul 28, 2012
Reality wrote:
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If he wants to issue and execute warrants or criminal complaints, make arrests or carry a firearm in the performance of his duty (which is what most sheriffs do), then yes he must be certified (licensed) by the state of New Mexico, which at his age and with no experience will be no easy task. To PRACTICALLY and EFFECTIVELY practice law enforcement in the state of New Mexico, you must be licensed. I know of no sheriff anywhere that is not a commissioned law enforcement officer, although I guess anything is possible. It is nice however to think about having educated people in law enforcement. Good luck.
I could be wrong here but I cant remember any of our past sheriffs ever personally executing warrants criminal complaints or making arrests. Even though thay were commissioned by the State of New Mexico. As far as carring a firearm as long as he has a CCL carrys open and stays within the guidelines as set forth in the N.M carry statutes, I'm not aware that he would be in violation of any laws.
Just saying.
Little Stinker

Ruidoso, NM

#10 Jul 28, 2012
I haven't decided who will get my vote Seidel or Sheppard... What I do know is that we haven't had a sheriff that is willing to rock the boat and shake things up. Maybe its going to take someone that does not have LE background. Maybe someone looking in inside of someone inside looking out.
I dont have the answer but it gives me something to ponder.
Wondering

Ruidoso, NM

#11 Jul 28, 2012
STINKER wrote:
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I could be wrong here but I cant remember any of our past sheriffs ever personally executing warrants criminal complaints or making arrests. Even though thay were commissioned by the State of New Mexico. As far as carring a firearm as long as he has a CCL carrys open and stays within the guidelines as set forth in the N.M carry statutes, I'm not aware that he would be in violation of any laws.
Just saying.
What did he do?
Choices

Alamogordo, NM

#12 Jul 28, 2012
Little Stinker wrote:
I haven't decided who will get my vote Seidel or Sheppard... What I do know is that we haven't had a sheriff that is willing to rock the boat and shake things up. Maybe its going to take someone that does not have LE background. Maybe someone looking in inside of someone inside looking out.
I dont have the answer but it gives me something to ponder.
Better an inexperienced sheriff rather than one that was shot in the head? That is his only claim to fame isn't it? That he got shot in the head trying to be RoboCop?
Little Stinker

Ruidoso, NM

#13 Jul 28, 2012
Little Stinker wrote:
I haven't decided who will get my vote Seidel or Sheppard... What I do know is that we haven't had a sheriff that is willing to rock the boat and shake things up. Maybe its going to take someone that does not have LE background. Maybe (Its going to take someone from the outside looking in, rather then someone from the inside looking out).
I dont have the answer but it gives me something to ponder.
Sorry Gus
Facts

Ruidoso Downs, NM

#14 Jul 28, 2012
He would have to get a minimal training within 12 months.

29-7-6.1. County sheriffs; training requirement.

A. Every county sheriff, except sheriffs who have previously been awarded a certificate attesting to completion of a basic law enforcement training program, shall participate in and complete an administrative law enforcement training program no later than twelve months after the date he assumes office as a county sheriff.

B. The director of the training and recruiting division of the department of public safety shall establish the administrative law enforcement training program for county sheriffs, subject to review and approval by the executive committee of the sheriff's affiliate of the New Mexico association of counties.

C. A county sheriff's per diem, mileage and tuition expenses attributed to attendance at the administrative law enforcement training shall be paid for by the governing body of the county served by that sheriff.

History: 1978 Comp., 2976.1, enacted by Laws 1993, ch. 255, 7.
nmle2180

Ruidoso Downs, NM

#15 Jul 29, 2012
Dr. Seidel is crazy. Nuts. I don't think the current administration is a good idea, but putting this constitutionalist whack job in a position of chief law enforcement officer of the county is idiocy!
The Mechanic

Ruidoso, NM

#16 Jul 29, 2012
nmle2180 wrote:
Dr. Seidel is crazy. Nuts. I don't think the current administration is a good idea, but putting this constitutionalist whack job in a position of chief law enforcement officer of the county is idiocy!
So, you're saying that if a person believes in the Constitution they are crazy, nuts and a whack job. Sounds like you are one of those anti-rights fascists, what I call a thug with a badge. By the way, I'll call the RPD and ask who's badge number is 2180.
Little Stinker

Ruidoso, NM

#17 Jul 29, 2012
nmle2180 wrote:
Dr. Seidel is crazy. Nuts. I don't think the current administration is a good idea, but putting this constitutionalist whack job in a position of chief law enforcement officer of the county is idiocy!
Do you know what a constitutionalist is, what thay stand for what thay believe? In your opinion are all constitutionalists nuts and whack jobs or just Seidel?
Bait

Ruidoso, NM

#18 Jul 29, 2012
nmle2180 wrote:
Dr. Seidel is crazy. Nuts. I don't think the current administration is a good idea, but putting this constitutionalist whack job in a position of chief law enforcement officer of the county is idiocy!
If you have ever recited the pledge of allegiance and meant it, you are a constitutionalist.
Most people do not know what is in the Constitution let alone what it means.
We need to know what our rights are and what a right is.
Citizen of Lincoln County

Roswell, NM

#19 Jul 29, 2012
Reality wrote:
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If he wants to issue and execute warrants or criminal complaints, make arrests or carry a firearm in the performance of his duty (which is what most sheriffs do), then yes he must be certified (licensed) by the state of New Mexico, which at his age and with no experience will be no easy task. To PRACTICALLY and EFFECTIVELY practice law enforcement in the state of New Mexico, you must be licensed. I know of no sheriff anywhere that is not a commissioned law enforcement officer, although I guess anything is possible. It is nice however to think about having educated people in law enforcement. Good luck.
One only has to be 19 years of age and lived in the county in the state for one year. There is currently a sheriff interns county who has no law enforcement background, Sheriff Sullivan was never certified as a law-enforcement officer in New Mexico. It appears he has this covered, with Sheriff Mack and Minerva both of which are outstanding.
Citizen of Lincoln County

Roswell, NM

#20 Jul 29, 2012
The sheriff mentioned was in Terence County !

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