As part of an effort to advance safety and security measures at schools by working collaboratively with members of the law enforcement community, Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Greg Ewing recently met with Doña Ana County Sheriff candidate Eddie Lerma.

Ewing and Lerma Meeting

Superintendent Dr. Greg Ewing meets with Doña Ana County Sherriff candidate Eddie Lerma to discuss school safety and security measures.

Ewing and Lerma discussed a wide range of topics relating to safety and security throughout LCPS. Ewing said they had a “very productive” discussion that yielded a rough framework for future coordination and collaboration with law enforcement agencies. Ewing also said he was impressed with Lerma’s previous experience, since it provided good insight into many safety and security issues surrounding school safety.

“I’m grateful that Eddie took the time to discuss the challenges and opportunities we face in regards to safety and security at our campuses,” Ewing said. “After meeting with him, I felt assured that members of the law enforcement community will continue their tireless efforts to make the district is a safer place for students and staff.”

“Since our district spans the jurisdiction of several law enforcement agencies, having a unified vision of safety and security for our schools is critical. As always, we are grateful to have such an incredibly supportive law enforcement community here in Las Cruces,” Ewing said. “These individuals have selflessly pledged to help protect our students and staff and I can’t thank them enough for their unwavering support and dedication.”

Lerma has more than 44 years of public service experience and has previously served as the Doña Ana County undersheriff.

The superintendent does not endorse candidates for public office.

-LCPS Communications Coordinator Paul Dahlgren,, (575) 527-5808