Departments and Divisions

Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility 

The Rio Arriba County Adult Detention Facility shall serve as the primary housing facility for all adult inmates alleged or sentenced for the commission of an act or acts contrary to the laws or ordinances governing the communities of Rio Arriba and surrounding areas.

Within this purpose, the detention facility staff shall ensure that the facility is an integral part of the Criminal Justice System providing a safe, humane and secure environment for the residents, staff and authorized visitors in the facility as feasible within the existing structure.

In keeping with the concept that the majority of the residents have not been convicted of a crime, it is incumbent that all the residents be provided the respect, dignity and constitutional privileges afforded to all citizens of the community. It shall also be incumbent on this department that the residents, staff and citizens of the community are provided with the security required to ensure maximum safety. The detention facility shall strive to maintain the highest level of professionalism and humane environment as is capable of achieving, and shall constantly strive to better itself in this endeavor.

Phone: 575-588-7350

Administrator: Larry H. DeYapp  ext. 2253

Assistant Administrator: Dennis R. Herrera ext. 2254

Administrative Assistant I: Jessica M. Salazar ext. 2252

Location: #2 Main St. Bldg 2 Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575

Administrative Offices: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am thru 5:00 pm

Visting Appointment Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 8:00am to 5:00pm