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Metropolitan Detention Center
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    Location:

    100 Deputy Dean Miera Dr. SW
    Albuquerque, NM 87151

    Phone:

    (505) 839-8700

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    Administrative Offices: 
    Monday - Friday 
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    MDC Information Desk:
    8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    Email:

    mdc@bernco.gov

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    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


    07/12/2016

    Bernalillo County is once again looking for a new jail administrator to manage the Metropolitan Detention Center after Michael A. Watkins of San Benito, Texas, withdrew his application for the jail administrator position.

    The organizational stabi... Read More


    10/28/2015

    Chief of Corrections Phillip Greer has tendered his resignation, effective Thursday, October 29, 2015.

    Deputy County Manager Tom Swisstack will be the Interim Chief of Corrections. 

    Bernalillo County thanks Chief Greer for his 10 months ... Read More


    01/29/2015

    Phillip GreerBernalillo County has named Phillip Greer as its new head of the Metropolitan Detention Center. Greer was previously the Executive Director of Corrections for Tri-County Corrections in northwest Minnesota, where he managed the regional jail, juvenile... Read More


    06/10/2014

    Art De La CruzCitizens Advisory Committee recommended to review jail use-of-force incidents

    Bernalillo County Commissioner Art De La Cruz is proposing big changes to two important Metropolitan Detention Center policies: he wants to get rid of disciplinary segregati... Read More


    04/03/2014

    Bernco LogoChief of Corrections Ramon Rustin has tendered his resignation, effective April 7, 2014.  Chief Rustin says he will now take time to meet personal and family obligations.  “I would like to thank the County Commission and County Manage... Read More


    01/31/2014

    Solar PowerBernalillo County and SunEdison, a leading worldwide solar energy technology and services provider, unveiled the county’s first solar power installation at the Metropolitan Detention Center. The one-megawatt solar power installation is com... Read More


    04/03/2013

    The Pano Connection FlyerThe Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners, MDC Chief Ramon Rustin and the Parks & Recreation Department invite you to "The Pano Connection" art show on Friday, April 5, 4-8 p.m. at Paradise Hills Community Center.

    The show is part of ... Read More


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    • 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 facili...

    • 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 f...

    • 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 exp...

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