It is the mission of the Hidalgo County Detention Center to safely and securely detain persons arrested awaiting trial and/or sentenced to the facility in a clean, humane, disciplined, structured environment directed by a trained professional staff.


  • Custody and control of those persons removed from the community by the criminal justice  system
  • To protect the community by preventing inmate escape
  • To protect inmates by providing a safe and drug free environment during their incarceration
  • To provide a structured and disciplined environment