Secretary of Corrections


David Jablonski

David Jablonski is the Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Corrections Department

David Jablonski has over 20 years of both federal and state public safety experience. Prior to being appointed Acting Secretary of Corrections by Governor Susana Martinez, David served as the Deputy Superintendent of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department. As Deputy Superintendent, David managed all of the regulatory entities in the state including Alcohol and Gaming, Securities, Financial Institutions, Boards/Commissions, Administrative Services and the Construction Industries Division. Balancing public safety with the best business practices was a key component in safeguarding the best interests of the state of New Mexico.

David also served as a member of Governor Martinez's Executive Office Staff, where he was responsible for overseeing multiple agencies related to public safety, law enforcement, and corrections. This included the New Mexico Corrections Department and the Children, Youth, and Families Department.

During his career with the Corrections Department, from 1997-2011, David served as a Probation/Parole Officer, District Supervisor, Training Instructor, Region Manager, Deputy Director and his last position held was Director of the Probation and Parole Division. Throughout his career, David has been a part of several initiatives for the Corrections Department including the creation of the first specialized sex offender supervision units, expansion of the drug courts statewide, implementing statewide fugitive apprehension units, and strengthening the department's criminal management system.

David Jablonski is also a decorated U.S. Air Force veteran, honorably discharged as a sergeant in 1991. David holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.