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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.

  • The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) works with the Bernalillo County Commission, County Manager’s Office, Criminal Justice Stakeholders and the community to provide safe and efficient solutions for the safety, health and welfare of inmates housed in the county jail.
  • MDC provides comprehensive health care and inmate programming in an effort to maintain inmate health and reduce recidivism.

ID Objective Status Accomplished Date


Obtain American Correctional Association (ACA) re-accreditation by June 2018. (Two year cycle)




Implementation and Post-Implementation Evaluation of the New Jail Management System (JMS) by June 2018.

In Progress



Obtain re-accreditation from the National Commission on Correction Healthcare (NCCHC).

In Progress



Implement the new Use of Force Program

In Progress


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