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Four vying for detention center top spot
[December 13, 2012]

Four vying for detention center top spot

SILVER CITY, Dec 12, 2012 (Silver City Sun-News - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Grant County has interviewed four candidates for the position of administrator for the Grant County Detention Center, and a top candidate has been selected but will not be named until the screening process has been completed and a formal offer made.

Three of the candidates interviewed are current detention center employees -- Joseph Andazola, the interim administrator; Tom Newby, a lieutenant who has been with the detention center for the past 12 years; and Gilbert Garcia, a detention officer at the jail since 2010. The fourth candidate is Michael Carillo, currently the chief of the Deming Police Department.

Andazola has served as the interim administrator since this past summer when previous administrator Mike Jimenez went on medical leave. He is a graduate of Cobre High School and WNMU, where he earned a BS in criminal justice. He came to the Grant County Detention Center in 2011 as deputy administrator after serving with the State Department of Corrections in Las Cruces in several capacities from 2003 to 2011. Prior to that he served as a juvenile probation and parole officer in Silver City from 2002 to 2003.

Newby started with the detention center in 2000 as an officer and in 2006 was promoted to sergeant and in 2007 to lieutenant. He is a graduate of Lompoc High School, in Lompoc, Calif. Throughout his career with the detention center he has completed a 40-hour basic Detention Officer Course and become certified in a number of areas including crisis intervention, medication distribution, CPR, and suicide prevention and response.

Garcia is a graduate of Silver High School and holds an associates degree in criminal justice from Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M. He retired after 23 years with the New Mexico Corrections Department and held a variety of positions over the course of his career there including 15 years of supervisory experience in the classification field. He has been with the Grant County Detention Center since May 2010.

Carillo has served as the chief of police for the Deming department since 1992, according to his resume, and as Grant County Sheriff from 1987 to 1990. He is a graduate of WNMU with a BS in criminal justice and a minor in business management. He lists numerous certifications including DEA, FBI and Homeland Security training.

The salary for the position was not readily available from the county.

Christine Steele can be reached at 575-538-5893 ext. 5802.

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