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The mission of the Metropolitan Detention Center is to protect the public and provide a safe and secure environment of both inmates and staff under the principles of direct supervision and in accordance with the American Correctional Association (ACA) standards.


  • Conduct management of Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) record retention, disposition, retrieval processes in compliance with Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) and federal court mandates
  • Provide benefit education and case management to inmates
  • Manage major contract services such as medical and food
  • Manage Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) financial and human resources
  • Oversight, compliance, and accreditation of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)


  • Detention Facility Management Oversight (DFMO) ensure compliance with ordinance
  • McClendon executive action committee
  • Public Information Office (PIO)
  • Conduct a thorough and objective investigation into any allegation of misconduct while respecting the rights of the subject employee, inmates, and members of the public
  • Strive to identify and correct unclear or inappropriate operational procedures or training


  • Training, policy and procedure management, operations, facilities, warehouse, programs
  • Oversee volunteer programs
  • Recruitment and retention of staff
  • Develop and maintain a sustainable recruitment and retention program for correctional officers
  • Chair of Use of Force panel


  • Create, implement, and manage compliance operations to meet federal, state, and local regulations, laws etc; and accreditation agencies American Correctional Association (ACA) and New Mexico Association of Counties (NMAC)
  • Oversee McClendon litigation


  • Security, Unit D-F, restrictive housing unit (RHU), release/discharge/transfer, Psychiatric Acute Care (PAC), transport, records/property/intake, Community Custody Program (CCP), classification
  • Improve the processes to ensure safety of all in the facility
  • Streamline the movement of inmates and services for housing, court, medical, intake, and releasing
  • Manage records and property
  • Facility classification

ID Objective Status Accomplished Date


Review annually per ACA standards and update policy as necessary



The Matrix is used during the Build Foundation and Developing Framework phases of the performance reporting process. While developing the Matrix the mission, services, projects, and performance measures are reviewed, updated, and/or established for the upcoming cycle. The Meeting Agenda and Industry Research are used during the Analyze & Review phase of the performance reporting process. The Meeting Agenda tracks questions and follow up items addressed during the DCM Performance Meetings, while the Industry Research is reviewed for industry trends and benchmarking opportunities.   


The legend below illustrates the alignment to the Strategic Plan Goals across the objectives and performances measures per department.


O175: McClendon settlement compliance: move into sustainability phase for the 8 domains (Policy & Compliance)

Status: On Target
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P79: Vacancy rate of correctional officers (Operations)

Status: On Target
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P189: Complete Office of Professional Standards (OPS) investigations within 30 days of assignment (Detention Center Chief)

Status: On Target

P265: Increase number of correctional officers who graduate and remain employed 1 year after graduating (Operations)

Status: Improving
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P270: Increase number of people hired through recruitment efforts (Operations)

Status: Improving
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