The Las Cruces Police Department is now accepting applications for its 51st training academy that is tentatively set to begin in January 2022.
Applications for Police Cadet must be received no later than July 4, 2021.
The starting salary for police cadets, those who are accepted into the academy, is $16.50 per hour. Upon graduation from the 22-week academy, officer trainees receive $18.83 per hour. Officer trainees who successfully complete their one-year probationary status earn a salary of $22.94 per hour.
LCPD also offers a $4,000 recruitment and retention bonus that is guaranteed with a 36-month commitment to the Las Cruces Police Department.
Applicants are required to be U.S. citizens, at least 19 years old when the academy begins, have at least a high school diploma and no felony convictions.
Prospective candidates can learn more about the academy by visiting www.CLCPD.com and clicking the “Recruitment” tab. Prospective applicants can also text "JoinLCPD" to 5753766817 to speak with a recruiter.
Those interested in applying are encouraged to submit their application early and well before the July 4 deadline.