Lieutenant Sierra Tafoya began her career with the Farmington Police Department in 2008. She has worked in several of the department’s specialty divisions including the Traffic Unit, where she served as a DWI Taskforce officer, and in the Region II Narcotics Taskforce as an agent working to disrupt and dismantle drug trafficking organizations. During her tenure, she has been an academy instructor, drug recognition expert, and field training officer. Lieutenant Tafoya was promoted to the rank of corporal in 2013 and to sergeant in 2016. She was the first female to hold a supervisory position at FPD in 18 years. As a corporal, she was initially assigned to the Traffic Division and returned to the Patrol Division in 2015. During her time as a corporal, the Chief of Police tasked her with the organization of the first ever Southwest Women in Law Enforcement Conference. As a sergeant she continued her assignment within the Patrol Division. In 2017, she was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and is responsible for the Professional Standards Division, which includes internal affairs investigations, the Training Division, hiring and recruiting, the San Juan Criminal Justice Training Authority, and accreditation. Lieutenant Tafoya is also a member of the Farmington Police Department Honor Guard. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command, Class #420. Outside of her career, Lieutenant Tafoya spends her time with family and enjoys the mountains by camping and backpacking. She maintains an active lifestyle and enjoys physical fitness.
Georgette Allen is the public affairs administrator for the City of Farmington. Prior to transitioning to her current position, she served 11 years with the Farmington Police Department. Georgette holds a Bachelor of Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University. She spent 13 years working in the field of human services, six of which were as a victim advocate for FPD, then decided it was time for a career change. After returning to college and earning a Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication from Arizona State University, she successfully pitched the idea of a public relations position to the former chief of police. Georgette served as FPD’s PIO for five years before being promoted to her current position. Georgette is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and serves as chair of the San Juan County Public Information Officers group.
Eva E. Barron has served the past 15 of her 17 years at the Farmington Police Department as the Civilian Operations Supervisor. She manages and supervises the civilian employees in the Quartermaster, Records, Evidence and NCIC units, in addition to being a member of the chief’s staff & command. Eva is originally from Arizona where she was employed by the Gila County Sheriff’s Office as a dispatcher and records technician. Later, she left GCSO for an opportunity to be on the team that began a child support enforcement division within the Gila County Attorney’s Office. Drawn by the beauty of the Four Corners area, she relocated to Farmington in 1996.
Kim Millinder is the quartermaster for the Farmington Police Department and maintains all the police equipment, uniforms, and office supplies. Prior to working for FPD, she was a full-time peace officer for the Kern County Sheriff’s Department in Bakersfield, California. Kim retired after serving 21 ½ years at KCSD. Her assignments during her career included, Jail Operations, Court Services, Patrol, Background Investigations, Bicycle Patrol, hostage/crisis negotiator, driving instructor (defensive and off road), tactical communication instructor, Explorer advisor, detective in the Sexual Assault and Abuse Investigation Unit (SAAIU) and homicide detective.
Officer Angela Prince has been with the Farmington Police Department since 2013 and worked in corrections for four years prior to joining the department. During her time at FPD, she’s worked on patrol and in the Detective Division as a school resource officer. Currently, she is assigned to the District Coordinator Unit as a bike officer.
In addition to her regular duties, Officer Prince is a hostage/crisis negotiator, serves on FPD’s honor guard, participates in FPD’s mentor program, and assists with Special Olympics fundraising events. Officer Prince is a certified critical incident instructor through BowMac. She enjoys sharing her knowledge about personal and environmental safety with others in the community. Officer Prince conducts classes for FPD’s Women with Insight program, which aims to teach survival skills to participants, and provides training to local schools and businesses on dealing with critical incidents.
Deputy Chief Tyler joined the Farmington Police Department in July of 2018. She has 19 years of law enforcement experience and previously held executive management positions at both the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department and the Albuquerque Police Department. Her work at APD involved implementing and overseeing police reforms with use of force, recruiting and training, and internal affairs for the court approved settlement agreement with the Department of Justice. Deputy Chief Tyler has worked in all divisions of law enforcement in both line level and management capacities.
She has served as chair of the Rio Grande LInX Advisory Group since 2013 and has presented at several conferences, including the 2017 International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and the inaugural Southwest Women in Law Enforcement Conference in 2016.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Psychology (1998) and a Master of Public Administration (2013) both from the University of New Mexico. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command, Class #420, where she served as class president.
Deputy Chief Tyler is married with three children and enjoys working out, attending her children’s sporting events and vacationing with her family.