Detention Center

Valencia County Adult Detention Mission Statement

Our mission:

Our mission is to promote and maintain public safety through effective detention and re-entry practices.

The successful reintegration of the individuals in our care back to their communities equipped with the tools to be drug-free, healthy, and employable members of society by providing education, treatment, rehabilitative, and restorative justice programs, all in a safe and humane environment. We will provide our employees with comprehensive training and support which will promote and develop highly-skilled and motivated detention professionals.


It is our vision to help detainees successfully re-enter our community, through a comprehensive level of supervision and care by following the elements of TRANSFORM.

TRANSFORM: reflects the following detention management approaches:

Treatment - includes screening at time of arrest for possible diversion jail intake, transition, and discharge planning
Re-entry - includes discharge program tailored to each individual
Accountability - compliant with local, State, Federal and Constitutional laws
Networking - building partnerships with our diverse community
Safety - safeguarding the community, staff, and detainees
Fiscal Prudence - financially responsible operation of the jail
Organization - being responsive to meet the needs of the mission statement
Respect - respect for all members of our community; citizens, staff, and detainees
Mission - all policies, procedures, practices, and strategies will be tied into the detention mission


Randy Gutierrez