NMCD Secretary Gregg Marcantel
The New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) has been honored as the second agency in the United States to receive the service excellence award from the State Department and Secretary of State John Kerry.
The New York Police Department is the only other agency to receive the award.
Secretary of State John Kerry
Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield presented the award to NMCD Secretary Gregg Marcantel at a ceremony Monday in Long Beach, Calif.
“This award praises NMCD for the work of our training academy to mentor and train fellow correctional officers over the border in Mexico and beyond,” Marcantel said. “There may be nothing more like giving than coming together and walking along side our neighbors with like hearts. Our work with the State Department to assist our neighbors to the south is not only the right thing to do but when we consider the transnational impact of crime on either side of the border, in our support of the work, particularly in the Republic of Mexico, we are really helping ourselves.”