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Gallup McKinley County Detention Center
255 S. Boardman Ave.
Gallup, NM 87301
McKinley County Juvenile Detention Center
2105 Hassler Valley Rd.
PO Box 2049
Gallup, NM. 87305


Mabel Henderson, Joint Corrections Director


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The McKinley County Detention Service

The McKinley County Adult and Juvenile Detention Centers are located in Gallup, New Mexico. The Centers have a total staff of 78 (65 officers and 13 support staff) who each take pride in the work they do as correctional professionals.


Both Detention Centers are a long and short term facility. There are 328 beds, 49 officers and 10 support staff in the Adult Center, and 39 beds, 16 officers and three support staff in the Juvenile Center.


McKinley County Detention Service operates under the mission and oversight of the Jail Authority Board for the Adult Detention Center, and under the County Commissioners for the Juvenile Detention Center, and is committed to providing the best possible service to all inmates.



The mission of the McKinley County Detention Service is to ensure that we provide a safe, secure, and professional envi­ronment through accountability and dedication in perform­ing our day to day correctional duties.



We are moving towards a safe and secure environment through accountability, leadership, and partnership with all Public Safety.

Contract Services 

The McKinley County Adult and Juvenile Centers both contract out bed spaces. Prices are negotiated to specific terms and needs.


For more information please contact Mabel Henderson at mhenderson@co.mckinley.nm.us or call (505)863-1440.