SANTA FE, NM - The Adult Detention Professional Standards Council (ADPSC) awarded a three-year Certificate of Re-accreditation to the Lea County Adult Detention Center during the New Mexico Counties Legislative Conference on January 23, 2020 in Santa Fe. The detention center has been accredited since April 2013. The Certificate of Re-accreditation is awarded to those county detention facilities that continue to meet or exceed best practice standards in detention, as developed and approved by the ADPSC. 

“This certainly and honor that recognizes our staff’s hard work in building a culture of best practices in adult detention,” said Lea County Warden Ruben Quintana. 

A joint initiative between NMC and the New Mexico Municipal League, ADPSC’s mission is to enhance the professionalism, uniformity, and consistency in the operation of detention facilities in New Mexico.  To date, nine counties have attained accreditation status.