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Posted on: April 29, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Physical Training Course to be held Saturday Morning

Police Cadets Applicants Can Measure Physical Fitness Status

The Las Cruces Police Department is hosting a Physical Training Practice Course Saturday morning for those who are interested in applying for the upcoming academy.

LCPD recruiters are hosting two sessions of the Physical Fitness Practice Course for prospective applicants beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at the running track at Centennial High School. The first session begins at 7 a.m. and the second session starts at 8 a.m. Each session will last about one hour.

Applicants should arrive well before the session they choose to attend. Prospective applicants are encouraged to wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the four physical fitness standards set by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. The basic entry standards – the same for men and women – include:

  • 1.5 mile run in 15 minutes, 14 seconds or less.
  • 300 meter dash in 71 seconds or less.
  • Minimum 27 sit-ups in less than 1 minute.
  • Minimum 15 pushups in less than 1 minute.

Recruiters will be available to answer questions about the Academy and life as a law enforcement officer. LCPD’s academy is tentatively set to begin in January 2022.

Applications for Police Cadet will be accepted through July 4 and can be completed online. Information about the Academy, and a link to the job description, can be found by clicking the “Recruitment” tab at

Prospective applicants can chat with a recruiter by texting “JoinLCPD” to 5753766817.

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