Climbing the Ladder
The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center prides itself on its accreditation status with the American Correctional Association. In its most recent evaluation, the MDC scored 100 percent compliance. These standards are based on established best practices in correctional procedures.
The MDC extends this emphasis on rigorous practices to its everyday operations. We have a transparent process for corrections officers to earn promotions. The process is designed to reward officers who view their positions as more than a job. If you’re prepared to devote your best to MDC, we’re ready to provide you with opportunities to advance.
Promotions within the MDC are filled from within the ranks of the department.
Promotions from Within
We encourage corrections officers who wish to advance within the ranks. The promotions system is clear cut – with the required procedures spelled out. Promotions within the MDC are filled from within the ranks of the department. Job placement paths appeal to a wide range of corrections officers. The requirements for moving up are stated so that they are clearly understood. Favoritism plays no part in the process.