Jail boss finalists interviewed in Curry County

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - Four candidates on Curry County's short list for jail administrator faced their potential boss Wednesday.

County Manager Lance Pyle and six members of a panel appointed by Pyle were expected to make their recommendation to replace former Administrator Keith Norwood.

Interim Administrator Tori Sandoval has been in charge of the jail since Norwood's departure and is among the final four.

The Clovis News Journal reports the candidates each offer extensive backgrounds in law enforcement or corrections.

Pyle says he's looking for a detention administrator that has the experience, knowledge and proven leadership on how to operate a safe, secure, efficient and cost-effective facility for the residents of Curry County.

There have been five escapes at the Curry County jail since 2002.

Information from: Clovis News Journal