Fred Meyer to Lead NCCHC Resources

Posted Apr 4, 2022

Fred Meyer, MA, CJM, CCHP, has joined NCCHC Resources, Inc., as managing director. NCCHC Resources is the consulting subsidiary of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, the only national organization dedicated solely to improving the quality of health care in the nation’s jails, prisons, and juvenile confinement facilities.

Meyer recently retired from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department where, as deputy chief over the Detention Services Division, he oversaw the largest jail system in the state of Nevada, provided leadership to 1,300 employees, and was responsible for an annual budget of more than $290 million. In over 20 years with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, he was a champion for quality health care, driving several advancements in medical and mental health services that led to substantial reductions in medical referrals and in-custody suicides in the facilities he oversaw.

“Deputy Chief Meyer’s experience with custody and health care in corrections is exactly what NCCHC Resources needs,” says Deborah Ross, CCHP, NCCHC’s chief executive officer. “We are thrilled to have him join our team.”

Meyer is no stranger to NCCHC. He led the Clark County Detention Center to NCCHC accreditation for mental health services in 2021 and maintained NCCHC accreditation for health services throughout his tenure. He has served on the NCCHC Accreditation and Standards Committee since 2019, has appeared as a speaker at several NCCHC conferences, and is a Certified Correctional Health Professional.

“As a former large jail administrator, I understand how critical effective medical and mental health care services are to operating a safe, secure, and healthy correctional system for staff and the incarcerated population,” he says.

“After retiring as deputy chief of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, I had a strong desire to lead an organization like NCCHC Resources that truly makes a difference in the corrections profession. I look forward to working with the organization’s consultants to help detention and correctional facilities provide quality care, improve safety and security, mitigate liability, reduce adverse events, and achieve excellence.”

Meyer received the Ray Coleman Administrator of the Year Award from the American Jail Association in 2021; his Detention Services Division’s CARES Program (Connecting Access to Resources for Entering Society) was recently selected to receive the 2022 American Jail Association Innovation Award.

He holds  master’s and bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.