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06/19/2018

Are you interested in working at the Metropolitan Detention Center and joining our dedicated staff of hard-working professionals? Our goal is to build a safer community through courage, commitment and compassion. Do you have what it takes? Below are ... Read More


06/11/2018

The Metropolitan Detention Center and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department are continuing to work with our law enforcement partners in the search for mistakenly released MDC inmate Duwin Perez-Cordova. The 27-year-old was last seen at the... Read More


06/10/2018

The Metropolitan Detention Center is seeking the public’s help locating an inmate who was mistakenly released in the early morning hours of June 10, 2018. Inmate Duwin Perez-Cordova, 27, (DOB 09/10/90) was released from MDC and dropped off down... Read More


05/08/2018

The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners recognized May 6–12, 2018, as National Correctional Officers Employee Week at its administrative meeting on Tuesday, May 8.

National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, held annually during the ... Read More


04/06/2018

It has come to the attention of Bernalillo County officials that scammers are now using the Metropolitan Detention Center’s phone number, as an attempt to defraud the public of money.

The scammers appear to be using a long-time ploy, telling the... Read More


01/10/2018

Bernalillo County management and representatives from the union representing MDC correctional officers, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 18, Local 2499, have agreed to new contract terms, which were ap... Read More


12/28/2017

Bernalillo County recently expanded its 12-year-old methadone program at the Metropolitan Detention Center to include enrolling detainees not currently enrolled in the program and create a continuum of care when they are released to help save li... Read More


11/14/2017

The American Correctional Association has found the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center in 100-percent compliance with 59 mandatory and 308 non-mandatory standards for correctional facilities - the highest score ever received by MDC.

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09/26/2017

Metropolitan Detention Center staff and correctional officers attended the 8th Annual Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network Buddy Walk on Saturday, Sept. 23. The Buddy Walk is the organization's largest fundraiser of the year. 

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07/20/2017

Former Bernalillo County Undersheriff Greg Rees is switching uniforms to become the next chief of the Metropolitan Detention Center, effective Aug. 7.

Rees has over 23 years of law enforcement experience, working his way up through the ranks at the Be... Read More


05/08/2017

The Bernalillo County Commission and County Manager Julie Morgas Baca thank the 370 correctional officers at the Metropolitan Detention Center and the 78 youth program officers at the Youth Services Center for their service to the community as part o... Read More


04/21/2017

Bernalillo County is searching for a permanent jail chief that will continue the county’s progress on reforming the Metropolitan Detention Center, County Manager Julie Morgas Baca announced today.

The county has successfully reduced the inmate p... Read More


02/22/2017

County Manager Julie Morgas Baca authored a guest column in the Albuquerque Journal thanking the staff and corrections officers at the county’s Metropolitan Detention Center for their ongoing work and public service to our community.

The column ... Read More


02/08/2017

Bernalillo County's Metropolitan Detention Center officials were recognized at Law Enforcement Day at the capitol in Santa Fe today.

In the photo is MDC's leadership team, Assistant Chief Gonzales, Captain Montoya, Captain Doyle, Captain Alva... Read More


07/21/2016

Experienced management professional Thomas J. Ruiz is the new interim jail administrator until a permanent administrator can be hired at the Metropolitan Detention Center.

Ruiz is well-known in the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County criminal justice commun... Read More


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