Planning Committee

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.

Eva Barron EditEva 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.

Millinder, KimKim 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.

PrinceOfficer 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.