In the latter part of 2007 McKinley County Sheriff’s Office applied for and received a grant from the NMDOT-TSD to form a DWI Task Force. This Task Force came into existence in 2007. It will concentrate on DWI enforcement and other traffic violations but they will also be available to back up other officers if needed. They will work with but will have an independent schedule from the other divisions of the McKinley County Sheriff's Office.
The members of the Task Force have undergone specialized training and are certified in these areas to assist them in the execution of their duties.