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Posted on: July 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Application Deadline Nears

Las Cruces Police

Prospective applicants interested in a career in law enforcement have only a few days left to apply for the Las Cruces Police Department’s upcoming Academy.

The Las Cruces Police Department’s 51st Training Academy for cadets is set to begin in January 2022. Completed applications must be received no later than Friday, July 30.

LCPD is offering a slew of attractive financial incentives for new recruits and for current law enforcement officers who are considering a lateral transfer.

 Recruitment and retention incentives for LCPD Training Academy cadets with a 36-month commitment: 

  • Base Incentive: $6,000.
  • Associate’s Degree or four years of military service: $10,000.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or retirement from military service: $15,000.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in sociology, psychology, criminal justice or criminology: $20,000.
  • Master’s or Doctoral Degree in sociology, psychology, criminal justice or criminology: $25,000.

 Recruitment and retention incentives for lateral transfers – certified law enforcement officers in good standing with current agency – with a 36-month commitment: 

  • Upon hire: $5,000.
  • Completion of field training: $5,000.
  • Completion of probationary year: $10,000.
  • Five personal leave days in addition to earned annual leave.

Certified law enforcement officers who lateral to LCPD will undergo an abbreviated 3-week lateral academy.

Prospective candidates for the Academy or for lateral transfer can speak with an LCPD recruiter by texting JoinLCPD to 575-376-6817. For more information on the incentives and a link to submit an application, visit and click on the Recruitment tab.

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