NMC Scholarship for Detention Personnel

NM EDGE and New Mexico Counties (NMC) have partnered to provide an opportunity for detention center employees to earn a Certified Jail Specialist certification at no cost. Through the generous support of NMC, scholarships are now available for qualified applicants to complete the online certification.

The purpose of this certification is to provide a comprehensive course of study for New Mexico detention officers. Thirteen core competency classes were developed by jail professionals throughout the state of New Mexico. Eight additional classes (developed using curriculum guidelines established by the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium) round out the 21-class certification.

The 21 three-hour classes are delivered during NM EDGE live online Honing events held each January, March, June, and September.

Interested? Please review the scholarship requirements and complete the application here.

Questions? Please contact:Christy Green, NM EDGE Program Director, Tel: 505-224-4058, email: cgreen18@nmsu.edu


The deadline to submit the 2023 application is May 1st.