Clay Corn and Joe Chavez

SANTA FE, NM - The Adult Detention Professional Standards Council (ADPSC) recognized Chaves County Detention Administrator Clay Corn and former Valencia County Detention Warden Joe Chavez for their five plus years of service on the council. The ADPSC oversees the New Mexico adult detention accreditation program. Service on the council requires the support of the NMC Detention Affiliate and fellow council members.

“It’s been an honor and a privilege to serve on the ADPSC,” said Clay Corn. “I’m very proud of the significant strides we’ve made in professionalizing adult detention operations in New Mexico.”

“Thank you NMC for the opportunity to help other warden/jail administrators to provide a healthy, humane, safe, and secure detention facility for its county, staff, and detainees,” said former Warden Joe Chavez. “Detention facilities following these standards save detainee lives.”

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.