Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Employee of the Quarter

Every day the staff of the New Mexico Corrections Department come to work and get the job done. They do so without expecting any praise. They do so because we are one team one mission and that mission is to reduce recidivism by 10% in three years. Employee of the Quarter is a way to acknowledge the people who not only do their job, but who go above and beyond.

This quarter it was important for us to not only celebrate the employees who did win, but to acknowledge those who were nominated because that is an accomplishment in and of itself.
Trish Gallegos and Deputy Secretary Booker
 Trish Gallegos was nominated for her wonderful work as a Paralegal. She has continuously shown dedication to her job. She manages the Office of General Counsel.
Paul Trujillo and Deputy Secretary Booker
Paul Trujillo was nominated for his excellent work as a Budget Analyst. He is always willing to help others out. He has a positive attitude that is noticed by all those around him.
Sonia Suazo and Deputy Secretary Booker
Sonia Suazo was nominated for her exemplary work as the Agriculture and Horticulture Specialist for Corrections Industries. She has been with the department for a short time, yet has made a huge impact. She is dedicated to inmate programming and is making a difference.

Kevin Stack was nominated for his great work in the Information Technology Division. He was unable to be at the meeting because he was manning the phones. that itself shows the dedication he has to his work.

Michelle Bowdon and Deputy Secretary Booker
Michelle Bowdon received Employee of the Quarter for her hard work and dedication as the Deputy General Counsel.She is doing two jobs in one at the moment and does them both without a complaint. She is an asset to the department. We are so thankful for her effort.
Richard Martinez and Deputy Secretary Booker
Richard Martinez received Employee of the Quarter for his commitment to his work as the Health and Safety Manager. his  vast knowledge and experience has made him a vital member to the department.

Every single person in the Corrections Department is an important member of the team. Thank you all for everything that you do!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Demonstrating CRED Year Round

NMCD employees across the state are committed to demonstrating credibility, responsibility, ethics and dedication. They do this in so many ways throughout the year. Both inside and outside of work. Day in and day out. Most recently they have done this by participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

The Torch Run encourages Law Enforcement agencies from across the state to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics New Mexico. This year our officers participated from Las Cruces, Los Lunas and Albuquerque.
The torch arrived in Las Cruces on May 28th.

The Albuquerque team had the honor this year of leading the procession from Civic Plaza to UNM Stadium.

These participants demonstrate every day how committed they are to making a difference in offenders lives. They also demonstrate CRED by giving back to the community.           

"We commit to the safety and well-being of the people of New Mexico by doing the right thing, always."

Monday, June 1, 2015

Absconder Round-Up




Media Outlets Sent-State Wide
Reference: Absconder Round-Up

Date of Release: June 1, 2015

 Details: The New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) along with officers from the New Mexico State Police, Santa Fe Police, Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office, Rio Arriba Sheriff’s office and the Narcotics Task Force, conducted a routine operation across northern New Mexico to target offenders who have absconded from probation or parole.
The operation took place Friday May 29th and Saturday May 30th and resulted in the arrests of twenty (20) absconders.

“Our job is to help offenders either transition back into the community on parole or guide them through probation to keep them from committing new crimes. But our number one focus is protecting the public and if you abscond, we have a duty to find you as part of our public safety mission,” Deputy Secretary of Operations Joe Booker said.

The NMCD is grateful to our partners in law enforcement for assisting in this operation. All offenders will have to face a judge or the parole board to determine if they will spend the rest of their supervision in jail or prison.

 Here is a list of the absconders arrested: