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Posted on: February 18, 2020

50th Police Academy

Police Cadets from Previous Academy standing in a row

Seize the opportunity to be a part of History.

Join the Las Cruces Police Department.

Now taking applications for its historic 50th Police Academy.

February 18 - April 21.

Apply Here

Applicant Requirements

• 19 Years of Age by Start Date of the Police Academy
• United States Citizen
• Sound Physical & Mental Condition
• Have not been Dishonorably Discharged from the United States Armed Forces
• No Felony Convictions (some misdemeanors will disqualify)
• No Misdemeanor Convictions in the Past 3 Years
• Drug Usage may Disqualify
• No Transportation of any Illegal Drug
• Must have High School Diploma or GED Equivalency
• Must have Valid Driver’s License

Excellent Benefits

• All Uniforms & Equipment to include Firearm & Ballistic Vest
• 9 Paid Holidays per Year
• 12 Sick Leave Days per Year
• Personal Leave
• Vacation Leave
• Health Insurance Plan
• Take Home Car Program
• Uniform Stipend
• Bereavement Leave
• Paid Overtime
• 4-10 Hour Workdays
• Promotional Opportunities
• Work-Related Injury Compensation
• Paid Compensatory Time Off
• Retirement Program (P.E.R.A.)

Hiring Procedures Include:

• Written Examination
• Physical Assessment
• Background Questionnaire & Investigation
• Oral Review Board
• Polygraph Examination
• Psychological Evaluation
• Medical Examination
• Chief’s Interview
• Control Substance Screening

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