Wednesday, August 24, 2016

New Mexico Corrections Department Job Fair



With the closing of Cibola County Correctional Center in Milan, New Mexico, the New Mexico Corrections Department hopes to hire many of the staff who are without jobs.

NMCD is hosting a job fair in Grants at the National Guard Armory Thursday and Friday from 9-4.  We will have many of our divisions there and we will be hiring Correctional Officers, Probation and Parole Officers, Administrative positions, Food Service, and Medical staff.

Date: August 25th & 26th

Time: 9:00am-4:00pm

Location: Grants, NM National Guard Armory
2001 E Santa Fe Ave, Grants, NM 87020










NMCD is excited to offer this opportunity to join our family of correctional professionals. This event is a rapid hire process so we are hopeful that people can come in the morning and leave with a guaranteed job by the afternoon.
If interested please bring the following documents:
  • Birth certificate
  • Valid driver’s license
  • High school diploma
  • Social security card

 



Friday, August 19, 2016

Donation to Wounded Warrior Project


The Clovis Probation/Parole office donated 22 boxes worth of hygiene and clothing items to the Wounded Warrior Project.  It was approximately $700.00 worth of donations. Officials from the Clovis American Legion gathered the items and will submit them for donation.
 All of the Clovis officers took the time to collect all of these items. This is just another example of the Ethics and Dedication our Probation/Parole officers show on a daily basis. Not only are they making their communities safer, they are actively making them better.
Thank you to the Clovis team for going above and beyond to help your community!
 

Monday, July 25, 2016

National Probation/Parole Officer Week


Last week Probation and Parole Officers across the country were recognized for the hard work they put in every single day. They are on the frontlines and they handle heavy caseloads. Currently our PPO's have an average caseload of 110 per officer.
They do important work that too often goes unrecognized. They contribute to the safety of our cities and towns by supervising offenders returning to our communities. 96% of the inmates in our custody will be returning to our communities.

PPO's are a positive force of change in their communities. They help offenders become productive law abiding citizen through treatment, education and employment.

Thank you to all of our Probation/Parole Officers for making a difference!



 
 

 




Thursday, July 7, 2016

New Transport Vans

The New Mexico Corrections Department recently invested in several new state of the art prisoner transport vans.


The Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Los Lunas is home to the state's Reception and Diagnostic Center. Because this where RDC is located, CNMCF transports inmates daily. They see dozens of transports every week as inmates are driven to more permanent living arrangements around the state.


Warden Ken Smith took some time to show us the vans and point out their safety features. They are equipped with cameras, cages, and an intercom system.


All of these features in the new vehicles help contribute to NMCD's commitment to the safety and well-being of the people of New Mexico by ensuring the secure transportation of the inmates entrusted to our care.



Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Springer PREA Audit


Last week Springer Correctional Center passed their PREA audit with flying colors! Great work, SCC!

 For those of you who don’t know, PREA is the Prison Rape Elimination Act and it t was passed in 2003. The purpose of the Act is to eliminate sexual assault and staff sexual abuse in prisons, jails, police lockups, private prisons, juvenile facilities and community confinement facilities.

The New Mexico Department of Corrections has a zero-tolerance policy for incidents of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment.  We are committed to ensuring safer prisons.
Ten out of eleven of our prisons are PREA compliant. We strive to not only meet these standards but exceed them.






Wednesday, May 25, 2016

DWI Absconders


Help us capture these DWI Absconders.  Many of them are repeat offenders that we want to stop before they drive drunk and hurt someone on the road. Help us keep New Mexico roads safe from drunk drivers.



 

The top ten most wanted DWI absconders are posted online here. New Mexicans with information on the whereabouts of any of these offenders are urged to call 911.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

National Teacher Appreciation


Last week was National Teacher Appreciation week. Recidivism Reduction Bureau Chief Lisa Salazar gave out certificates of appreciation to the educators in our facilities.

 

Thank you to all of our educators for all you do, your hard work is noticed and greatly appreciated.

 

 
 
“The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.” -Dan Rather
 
 

 

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” Henry Brooks Adams