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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


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


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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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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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


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


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


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.

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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