The Santa Fe County Department of Public Safety has discontinued visitation for residents at the jail facility. All incoming inmates are being screened for all infectious disease, including COVID-19. Santa Fe County is working with the New Mexico Department of Health to do on-site testing of symptomatic inmates. We have implemented aggressive environmental cleaning in high- touch areas and we are educating both staff and inmates on good hygiene practices.
The Santa Fe County Corrections Department was created in January of 2004 as the facilities moved from being privately run to the County. The Department provides oversight of all County Correctional programs including the Youth Development Program, the Electronic Monitoring Program, and the Adult Correctional Facility. The Department consists of approximately 320 staff, the majority of whom work at the Adult Facility and Electronic Monitoring Programs. They provide supervision of approximately 775 men, women, and youthful offenders who are detained daily in Santa Fe County. The Department Director collaborates with the Santa Fe County Jail Team on many issues regarding the facilities.
“The Mission of the Santa Fe County Adult Correctional Facility is to provide expedient, professional, and ethical quality service in partnerships with the community to create a safe and secure environment for the citizens of Santa Fe County and all others entrusted in our custody. We are committed to serving with integrity, cooperation and concern for the welfare of others. Our standards are excellence and our model of success is teamwork”.
Santa Fe County Corrections Department Accreditation and Certifications
Adult Detention Facility
• Accredited by New Mexico Association of Counties (NMAC)
• United States Marshal periodic inspections to verify compliance with their standards