NM Law Enforcement Academy Board

The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board was created in 1969 to promulgate qualifications for hiring and standards for training New Mexico law enforcement officers and telecommunication officers. The Board is the Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) agency for New Mexico, awarding law enforcement officer and telecommunication officer certification. Oversight of the Law Enforcement Academy operations, revocation or suspension of certifications for officer misconduct, and direction for in-service training of officers are but a few of the many responsibilities of the Board.

The Board consists of the Attorney General, who serves as Chairman, a certified Tribal or Pueblo Police Chief, a Municipal Police Chief, a County Sheriff, a State Police Officer, a District Attorney, a line level officer of the rank of Sergeant or below, and two citizen representatives. The Board meets a minimum of four times a year to conduct business.


The Honorable Hector Balderas
Attorney General, State of New Mexico

P.O. Box 26629
Albuquerque, NM 87125
Line Officer

Sergeant Jaime Quezada
West Area Command Patrol Supervisor / Shift A
Las Cruces Police Department
217 E. Picacho
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 528-4200

Municipal Police Chief

Chief Chris McCall
Hobbs Police Department
300 N. Turner
Hobbs NM 88240
(575) 397-9284
(575) 397-1988 FAX
Citizen at Large

Elisabeth L. Miller PH.D.
Government Relations
Las Cruces, NM
Vice Chairman & State Police

Chief Pete N. Kassetas
DPS Deputy Cabinet Secretary - Operations/NM State Police Chief
PO Box 1628
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1628
(505) 827-9002

Sheriff Wesley Waller
Curry County Sheriff's Office
700 North Main Street, Suite #4
Clovis, NM 88101
Phone: (575) 769-2335
Native American Tribe or Pueblo Chief

Chief Darren Soland
Navajo Department of Public Safety
Ramah, NM
District Attorney

Scot Key
Deputy District Attorney
12th Judicial District Attorney’s Office
Otero County Courthouse
1000 New York Avenue
Alamogordo, NM 88310
(575) 437-3640