Public safety is a key responsibility of Sandoval County government, and its Detention Center reflects this commitment to our residents, employees, and those within the Detention Center’s care. The Sandoval County Detention Center, which is New Mexico Counties Accredited through the Adult Detention Standards Council, is approximately 50,000 square-feet with the capacity to house 500 detainees. Currently, the detainee population averages 125. It is a well-maintained detention center, and in the past five years, it has undergone multi-million-dollar renovations and remodeling updates, including a new camera system, cell doors, body scanner, plumbing, air conditioning, paint, and additional eight-foot barbed-wire fencing along the southern perimeter of the facility. The goal is public safety and protecting the lives of our residents, employees, vendors, and detainees.