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Posted on: February 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 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.

The Application period has been extended. (Originally scheduled to close on April 21, 2020)

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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