Adult Detention




Joe Chavez

Mr. Chavez a United States Marine Corps Veteran, Graduated from New Mexico Corrections Academy in 1990 with 20 years Corrections experience in Security and Administration.

436 Courthouse Road
Los Lunas, New Mexico 87031
Business Phone: 505.565.8900

General Information

The following information is provided to the public to aide in answering basic questions regarding those incarcerated at the facility. Information provided herein does not, in any way, reflect all policies and procedures with respect to its operation.

General Information

Inmate Visitation

Bonding Information and Most frequently asked Questions

Valencia County is committed to the safe and humane treatment of our residents and we endeavor to provide a secure working environment for its employees, with an emphasis on public safety. The Valencia County Detention Center strives to operate an efficient facility, with fiscal responsibility to the taxpayers of the County.


Administrative Staff


Joe Chavez, Warden

Jesus Heredia, Deputy Warden


Brittany Marquez, Inmate Case Management


Dorothy Marquez, Administrative Assistant


Jessie Holloway, Health Service Administrator


Richard Martinez, Inmate Records Manager


Randy Gutierrez, Chief of Security