2006 New Mexico Statutes - Section 29-14-3 — Definition.
As used in the Peace Officer's Employer-Employee Relations Act [ 29-14-1 NMSA 1978], "peace officer" or "officer" means any employee of a police or sheriff's department that is part of or administered by the state or any political subdivision of the state who is responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of the penal, traffic or highway laws of the state.
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