San Juan County Adult Detention Center is a full-service county operated facility. The Detention Center is responsible for the operations of the county jail as entrusted by the citizens of San Juan County to provide safe, secure and humane housing to all detainees in custody. Court commitments are held for no more than 364 days.
The San Juan County Adult Detention Center is committed to the principles of basic human rights and dignity afforded all persons as embodied in the constitutions of the United States and the state of New Mexico.
San Juan County Adult Detention Center training philosophy reinforces professional standards and principles established by the National Institute of Corrections. Through concerned leadership, the dedicated staff promote the core values of honor, courage and commitment. These attributes incorporate effective operational controls while ensuring accountability and responsibility by all.
This is accomplished by:
- Ensuring Detainees are provided respect and dignity.
- Ensuring stake holders, community residents and staff are provided adequate security in order to maintain the highest levels of safety.
- Ensure appropriate training to accommodate the multi-disciplines necessary to maintain operational readiness.
- Exploring professional resources available to improve our primary purposes for a safe and secure environment.