Lieutenant Jon Mooridian said the meeting was organized after some Colorado sheriffs indicated an interest in learning more about area narcotics and human trafficking issues, how the border is patrolled, and seeing the terrain first-hand.
Mooridian said often officials have misconceptions about the challenges of border law enforcement, including the remoteness and rough terrain along parts of New Mexico's 54-mile international border with Mexico.
Luna County is part of a five-county border sheriff's coalition involving Dona Ana, Hidalgo, Grant and Otero counties. Mooridian said those agencies are participating in this week's information-sharing session with the Colorado sheriffs. He added that as many as 10 New Mexico sheriffs may be there, and up to 25 Colorado sheriffs.
The meeting is taking place Tuesday and Wednesday at a Las Cruces hotel, and will involve escorting the visitors to see the international border firsthand.