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A Career That Helps People

Make a difference with a career that helps people. Become a Corrections Officer.

Be part of a team that helps change people’s lives and keeps your community safe.

It’s easier than you think to start your new career.

Help Keep Your Community Safe
Help Keep Your Community Safe

Corrections Officers are committed to improving their communities, like all people in public safety. At the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center, our Mission, Vision, and Values reflect that commitment. We serve our community, the inmates in our care, and our fellow officers.

Everyone on our team strives to honor our five core values:

  • Integrity
  • Honor
  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Courage
Be Part of a Team with a Real Purpose

Be Part of a Team with a Real Purpose

Qualified candidates are individuals who meet our core values and can dedicate themselves to the safety of our community, the inmates in our custody, and your fellow correctional officers.

This is not your everyday desk job, and successful candidates must be able to think on their feet, react quickly to rapidly evolving situations, and always keep an eye on the broader goals of transparency, integrity, and safety.

Career Opportunity & Advancement

Career Opportunity & Advancement

Attaining success as a corrections officer is straightforward and transparent. Unlike other public safety jobs, corrections officers at Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center have their own pay scale. Because pay raises for our corrections officers are not determined at the state legislature level, you don’t have to wait to see if state politics will affect your pay yearly. When opportunities for advancement arise, we look inwards towards our ranks for those who desire to step up.

Help Keep Your Community Safe

Corrections Officers are committed to improving their communities, like all people in public safety. At the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center, our Mission, Vision, and Values reflect that commitment. We serve our community, the inmates in our care, and our fellow officers.

Everyone on our team strives to honor our five core values:

  • Integrity
  • Honor
  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Courage

Be Part of a Team with a Real Purpose

Qualified candidates are individuals who meet our core values and can dedicate themselves to the safety of our community, the inmates in our custody, and your fellow correctional officers.

This is not your everyday desk job, and successful candidates must be able to think on their feet, react quickly to rapidly evolving situations, and always keep an eye on the broader goals of transparency, integrity, and safety.

Career Opportunity & Advancement

Attaining success as a corrections officer is straightforward and transparent. Unlike other public safety jobs, corrections officers at Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center have their own pay scale. Because pay raises for our corrections officers are not determined at the state legislature level, you don’t have to wait to see if state politics will affect your pay yearly. When opportunities for advancement arise, we look inwards towards our ranks for those who desire to step up.

It's Easier Than You Think To Start Your New Career

Offering a $5,000 hiring incentive for new officers and up to $10,000 for lateral hires! Start at $20.34/hour → $21.36 after graduation

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