Warden Derek Williams
SANTA FE — The Adult Detention Professional Standards Council (ADPSC) awarded a three-year Certificate of Reaccreditation to the Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility during the 2021 New Mexico Counties Virtual Legislative Conference Jan. 21, 2021.
The detention facility was first accredited in January 2014. The Certificate of Reaccreditation is awarded to those county detention facilities that continue to meet or exceed best practice standards in detention, as developed and approved by the ADPSC.
“I am thankful, blessed, and proud to have such an awesome staff,” Warden Derek Williams said. “It is only because of their commitment, team work, and service that maintaining high expectations and standards of excellence remains.”
A joint initiative between NMC and the ADPSC’s mission is to enhance the professionalism, uniformity, and consistency in the operation of detention facilities in New Mexico. To date, nine counties have attained accreditation status.