Proposed Rule Changes

 Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF PUBLIC HEARING The public hearing to allow public comment on the proposed amendment of Title 10 Public Safety and Law Enforcement, Chapter 29 Law Enforcement Academy of the New Mexico Administrative Code of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy (NMLEA) Board has been CANCELLED. The hearing was to be held on Friday, November 17, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy (NMLEA) Main Building, Classroom TBD, 4491 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM. This hearing will be postponed until a later date and will be published in the Albuquerque Journal, the hearing will be held at the Law Enforcement Academy.

10.29.1 NMAC

10.29.5 NMAC

10.29.7 NMAC

10.29.9 NMAC

10.29.10 NMAC

Rule Hearing Transcript 5-12-17

Rule Hearing Exhibits 5-12-17

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

(505) 827-6000
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
Citizen at Large

Kelly Burnham
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