Michael Carillo announced Monday that he is resigning effective March 15th to become the director of the new Grant County Detention Center.
Carillo, who is from Silver City, said it was a difficult decision but he is excited to return to his hometown where he still has family.
Carillo said he had planned to retire this calendar year anyway, and this opportunity was the challenge he was looking for.
Carillo actually managed the Grant County jail while he was a two-term Grant County sheriff in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
He began his career in law enforcement in 1972 as a deputy with the Grant County Sheriff’s department, and served for a period as Bayard Police Chief in the early 1980s.
He began his tenure as Deming Police Chief in November of 1992. Carillo said he was proud of his work as Deming Police Chief, and enjoyed putting on the uniform and reporting to work every
His replacement will be named by Mayor Andres Silva.