The Artesia Police Department's Holding Facility is a temporary holding facility and processing center located in the police headquarters building at 3300 W. Main Street. Subjects that are arrested and waiting for an initial court appearance by a judge, are held in the holding facility. Subjects sentenced through the Municipal Court are also held in the facility for the duration of their sentenced time. Subjects who have been arrested on felony charges or have been ordered to remain in-custody by the Magistrate Judge are transported to the Eddy County Detention Center.