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NM Law Enforcement Academy Career Opportunities


Job postings are offered as a courtesy to New Mexico law enforcement agencies.


Career listings have requirements which include age limit, criminal record background, education, etc. Please check with the contact information provided in each listing.


If your agency would like to post a job listing on this page, submit your job listing information to NMLEA Job Posting.


Job listings will remain posted for ninety (90) days. Unless an agency makes request for the posting be extended, it will be removed after ninety (90) days.

Alamogordo Police Department

The Alamogordo Police Department is currently accepting applications for police recruits and certified officers. Salaries range from $16.20-$17.40 per hour, after certification, depending upon length of service. The city offers a $3,600 sign on bonus for New Mexico certified officers. All out of state certified officers must be eligible to attend the NM certification by Waiver course in Santa Fe, NM.

Additional benefits include:

  • Health Insurance
  • PERA Retirement
  • Bilingual Pay
  • Tuition reimbursement

For more information please contact Kim Hughes at khughes@ci.alamogordo.nm.us telephone (575) 439-4325 ext. 121 or Sgt Chris LoCoco clococo@ci.alamogordo.nm.us telephone (575) 439-4304 or visit the city’s website at City of Alamogordo, Police Department, Training and Recruitment.

Audra Smith
Alamogordo Police Department
Administrative Assistant
700 Virginia Ave
Alamogordo, NM 88310
(575) 439-4300 ext. 138
Fax- (575) 439-4320

Albuquerque Police Department

Now hiring police officers on a continuing basis throughout the year to begin Academy classes every January and July.The requirements for police officer are:
1. 21 years of age by graduation from the Academy
2. Valid drivers license
3. United States citizen
4. High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
5. Must have either 60 college credit hours or 3 years military experience
6. No misdemeanor within the last 3 years
7. No domestic violence convictions
8. No misdemeanor drug usage within the last 3 years
9. No felony drug usage within the last 5 years
10. No felony convictions
11. No DWIs in the last 5 years
12. No multiple DWIs within the past 10 years
13. Must not be in collections over $500.00
APD is also hiring lateral officers throughout the year to begin a six week Academy.Contact the APD Recruiting and Selection Unit at #1-800-7POLICE or www.cabq.gov/police if you have any questions about how to begin the application process or more information about the pay, benefits, selection steps, etc.

Village of Angel Fire Police Department

Village of Angel Fire, New Mexico seeking full-time Police Officer to perform comprehensive law enforcement functions in a mountain resort community. Prior police experience and LE certification required. Competitive pay with full benefits package. Download application at angelfirenm.gov. Mail completed application to Village Clerk Terry Cordova at PO Box 610, Angel Fire, NM 87710. For questions about the position, contact Chief Warren Morey at 575-377-3214. The Village of Angel Fire is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department

Now hiring Deputy Sheriffs on a continuing basis throughout the year to begin an Academy classes every February. The requirements for Deputy Sheriff are:

  1. You must be 21 years of age by graduation from the Academy.Have a high school diploma or GED. Have a valid driver’s license. Be a United States citizen.Must not have used or possessed illegal drugs in the last three years.No DWI convictions in the last three years. No Domestic Violence convictions ever.
  2. No felony convictions.

For more information contact:

BCSO is also hiring lateral officers throughout the year to begin a Lateral Academy.

Contact the BCSO Recruiting Unit:
505-804-0000 505-804-0004 or www.go-bcso.com
BCSO offers an extremely competitive salary.

City of Bloomfield

The City of Bloomfield is Seeking

Police Officer Trainee
$19.54 – $27.06/hr. DOQ/E
Exceptional benefits

Certified Police Officer
$21.50 – $29.75/hr. DOQ/E
Exceptional benefits

Applicants do not need to be New Mexico certified but must be able to meet and acquire NM certification.
Lateral transfers entry level salary is based upon the number of years of full-time experience in law enforcement.

Police Department Officer Manager
$16.35 – $21.35/ hr. DOE/Q
Exceptional benefits

Civil Engineer
$27.94 -$38.68
Excellent Benefits
Professional Engineer’s License in the State of NM required. Eight years of supervision, including four years of supervision
at the Program Manager level or greater. Eight years of engineering experience.

Waste Water Operations Superintendent
Salary $55,000 – 65,000 DOE/Q
Excellent Benefits Including:
PERA, Health, Dental, Vision, Basic Life & Short-term Disability

Obtain required city application at City Hall, 915 N. First St., Bloomfield or visit www.bloomfieldnm.com. EOE

Obtain required city application at City Hall, 915 N. First St., Bloomfield or visit www.bloomfieldnm.com. EOE

Bosque Farms Police Department

The Bosque Farms Police Department is accepting applications for police officers. Applicants must be NM certified or qualify for certification-by-waiver. Bosque Farms is located about 10 miles south of Albuquerque, and by contract, we also provide law enforcement services for the Town of Peralta. We are a 24/7 police department providing a full range of police services, but we’re mostly known for our traffic enforcement, police officer training and our fleet of Dodge Chargers.

Officer benefits include:

  • Take home car
  • Medical, dental, eye insurance
  • Competitive pay
  • Liberal amounts of training
  • PERA retirement
  • Support in following your career interest. Be it SWAT, FTO, instructor, detective, etc., we’ll develop a training program to target your particular interest(s) within law enforcement.

For further information please contact Lt. David Gallegos at d.gallegos@bosquefarmsnm.gov or 505-869-2358.

Española Police Department

The City of Española Human Resources Department is accepting applications for Deputy Police ChiefSalary $61,256 annually

Under the general supervision of the Department of Public Safety Director (Director)/Chief, plans and oversees day-to-day operations of the Divisions within the Department of Public Safety which includes Professional Standards/Internal Affairs, Patrol Operations, Special Investigations, Training & Recruiting, Planning & Accreditation, Crime Information Analyst, Personnel/Budget, Technical Services, Fleet/Property, Safety Officer, Crime Prevention, Records Division and Support Services, Public Safety Aide, Animal Control and Detention Center. Serve in the capacity of Public Information Officer when the DPS Director/Chief is not available.

This position is to manage coordination of functions of a designated segment of the Police Department line operations or staff services through subordinate Police commanders or civilian section supervisors. Performs highly responsible administrative, patrol, investigative and technical work in directing the operation and activities of the Police Department and assumes command in the absence of the Director/Chief.


– High School diploma or equivalent
– Ten (10) years experience as a sworn police officer, two (4) years of which must have been in a supervisory and administrative capacity. Relevant education may be substituted for experience at a rate of one (1) year equal to thirty (30) credit hours.
– Current and maintained NMLEA Certification in good standing.
– Yearly firearms qualifications.
– Must possess and maintain a valid, New Mexico Class D driver’s license.
– Must not have been convicted of a felony, domestic violence or any other crime involving moral turpitude.
– Must not have been convicted of a DUI within the last five years.
– Successful completion of thorough background investigation to include a successful pre-employment drug and alcohol screening with subsequent random drug and alcohol screenings.

These are brief job descriptions – for a full description contact the HR Dept.

If you are interested in the above positions:
Submit City of Española Application, Resume, Certifications, Letter of Interest, and three (3) Professional References to:

Human Resources Department
405 N. Paseo De Onate
Española, NM 87532

City of Española is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Guadalupe Sheriff’s Office

The Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for a full-time Certified Police Officer for the Town of Vaughn, NM with a starting rate of pay of $17.68 an hour. All applicants must meet department requirements mandated by the State of New Mexico. Applications can be picked up at the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office at 565 River Road, Santa Rosa, New Mexico 88435. Deadline to apply is September 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Guadalupe County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Las Cruces Police Department

Now accepting applications for the position of lateral police officer

For more information regarding the selection / hiring process, wages and benefits, or to submit an application, log onto the official City of Las Cruces website at www.las-cruces.org, and click on the “Online Services” tab, then select “Employment Opportunities”, or contact the Las Cruces Police Department Training & Recruiting Unit at (575) 541-2766 or email us at lcpd-academy@las-cruces.org

Los Alamos County Police Department

Los Alamos County is accepting applications to fill our upcoming Police Chief vacancy. Salary range is $98,387 to $157,163 annually with excellent benefits.Minimum Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
•Ten years experience in law enforcement, including five years of command level supervisory experience.
•Must be twenty-one years of age.
•Must be a United States Citizen.
•Successful completion and maintenance of New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification, including yearly firearms qualifications. External applicant must have ability to obtain certification by waiver within one year of employment.
•Must possess, or ability to obtain within first thirty days of employment, and maintain a valid New Mexico Class “D” driver’s license.
•Successful completion of pre-employment drug screening and subsequent random drug and alcohol screenings.
•Successful completion of thorough background investigation, including FBI fingerprint check.
•Successful completion of the pre-employment physical and psychological exam prior to commencing work. The physical and psychological exams are not required for current LAPD employees within the Police Officer through Police Chief job series.
•Must not have been convicted of a felony, domestic violence or other crime involving moral turpitude.
•Must not have been convicted of a DUI within the last three years.
•Must possess, or must make application for a DOE “Q” clearance within thirty days of employment with ability to obtain, and maintain a DOE “Q” clearance and is subject to additional federal background investigation. Prior to issuance of the “Q” clearance, must be eligible at all times to be escorted into secured areas until such time as the initial investigation period has expired and a “Q” clearance is issued. Subsequently, should “Q” access authorization be under review, but not suspended or revoked, and employee remains eligible to be escorted into a secured area, a reasonable time for reinstatement shall be allowed.
•Must reside in Los Alamos County within ninety days of employment.Preferred Qualifications:
•Master’s Degree preferred.
•FBI National Academy, Northwestern Staff and Command or other accredited police command training.
•DOE level “L” or “Q” clearance.County application is required. Application and full job information are available at www.losalamosnm.us or by calling 505-662-8040. Deadline to apply is July 26, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EOE

Los Lunas Police Department

The Los Lunas Police Department is currently accepting applications for police recruits and certified officers, salaried range Dependent upon experience. All out of state certified officers must be eligible to attend the NM certification by Waiver course in Santa Fe, NM.
Additional benefits include:
• Health Insurance paid for employee 100%
• PERA Retirement
• Take Home Vehicle
• Tuition reimbursement
• Gym Reimbursement
• Uniform allowance

For more information please contact Lt. Vince Torres 505-352-7733 or Deputy Chief David Gurule 505-352-7653. Please visit the Village website www.villageofloslunasnm.gov.

New Mexico State Police

The New Mexico State Police is now hiring police officers on a continuing basis throughout the year to begin Academy classes every February and July.

Join the most progressive agency in the state. Check out our website at http://www.nmsp.dps.state.nm.us/index.php/training-and-recruitment/ for information and an application. If you have any questions about how to begin the application process or would like more information about the pay, benefits, selection steps, etc.


Portales Police Department

The City of Portales Police Department is now taking application for FULL TIME PATROL SERGEANT & FULL TIME POLICE OFFICER.

The City provides a four day work week with an excellent benefit and retirement plan.
Incentives are paid for education, training, bilingual pay and Certified Officers.

For position summary and minimum qualifications, go to http://www.portalesnm.org or call 575-356-6662 x1022.

The City is an equal opportunity employer.

Raton Police Department

Police Chief – City of Raton

The City of Raton seeks an individual to command/supervise the functions of our Police Department and E911 Dispatch Center.

Qualifications required are: Ten years full-time experience in law enforcement as a sworn officer, at least six years of which were at a full supervisory or command level; or a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Law Enforcement or related field may be substituted for non-supervisory experience. Must have a valid New Mexico driver’s license at time of hire. Must be able to obtain command level law enforcement certification from the State of New Mexico prior to obtaining permanent employment status. Salary range is $60,000 to $68,000 with full benefit package.

Application and job description available at www.ratonnm.gov. To apply, submit an application and resume to Cyndi Parker, HR Director, City of Raton, P.O. Box 910, Raton, NM 87740 or email to . The deadline for applying is December 5, 2014. EOE

Rio Rancho Police Department

The Rio Rancho Police Department is currently testing for police officers. Rio Rancho is located just outside of Albuquerque, to the northwest. The Department is a modern, progressive agency of 128 sworn officers. Starting salary range is $16.03-$21.68 / hr, depending on experience. This is a regular full-time position. Position provides excellent benefits, including but not limited to: 4/10 work schedule, $1,000/yr clothing allowance, 70% retirement after 20 years, take home vehicle program, health insurance, dental insurance. Officers pay only 4% of their pay into the PERA program, Step 5.The Department has several specialty units, including traffic, investigations, school resource officers, gang enforcement, SWAT. The Department will be testing for positions on continuing basis.

If you are interested in testing or for more information, contact Sgt. Tim Robey at 505-891-5969, fax 505-891-5865, or email at trobey@ci.rio-rancho.nm.us.

You can also visit the city’s website at City of Rio Rancho Police Officer Information

Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office

Now taking applications for full-time Deputy Sheriff.

  • All applicants must be at least 21 years of age, hold a high school diploma or equivalent, have no felony convictions and hold a valid NM Driver’s License.
  • Applications from both certified and non-certified individuals will be accepted.

Applications and job requirements may be picked up Monday thru Friday, 8-12 & 1-5, at the Roosevelt County Administration Office, 109 W 1st Street, 4th Floor, Portales, NM or downloaded at Roosevelt County. Applications accepted until March 1, 2013. No phone calls, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted.
Roosevelt County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Roswell Police Department

Now taking applications for Police Recruits, and Lateral Officers.

The Roswell Police Department hires non-certified Police Recruits and certified Police Officers. Upon certification as Law Enforcement Officers by the State of New Mexico and receipt in Human Resources, a Police Recruit will promote to Police Officer. The employee will then receive step increases per the collective bargaining agreement. Police Officers also receive compensation for court time, and training outside of normal duty hours. For detailed monetary compensation/benefits, please visit www.roswell-nm.gov/ or contact the City of Roswell Human Resources office (575-637-6268).

Additional information may be obtained by contacting Training and Recruiting Officer Lisa Brackeen at (575) 624-6770, Ext 108. Or e-mail lbrackeen@roswellpolice.com.

Please visit the Roswell Police Department’s website at www.roswellpolice.com.
(This information was updated on 11.1.13)

Santa Fe Police Department

Employment Information:

If you need further information regarding Santa Fe Police Department recruitment please contact Paul Ytuarte, 505-955-5166, paytuarte@santafenm.gov.
For more information about the Santa Fe Police Department go to the SFPD web page.

Truth or Consequences Police Department

A summary of the salary & benefits offered is as follows:

  • Certified officer salary range from $25,625 to $37,960
  • Health Insurance (Including Dental & Vision)
  • Life Insurance
  • PERA Retirement System
  • Deferred Compensation
  • 4-10 hour shifts per week
  • Take home vehicle
  • All equipment provided
  • Overtime opportunities at time and a half pay
  • Holiday pay

Questions may be directed to the Truth or Consequences Police Dept. at 575-894-1204 or go to http://www.torcnm.org/departments/human_resources.html.
Applications may be obtained by contacting The City of Truth or Consequences Human Resources Department at 575-894-6680 or download the application.