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Posted on: August 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] LCPD Recruiting Lateral Transfer Officers

LCPD Recruitment

The Las Cruces Police Department is offering a slew of attractive financial incentives for current law enforcement officers from other departments who are considering a lateral transfer.

The new incentives come as the department continues to attract highly qualified individuals who wish to commit themselves to serving the residents of Las Cruces.

Any current law enforcement officer in good standing with their agency, or any former law enforcement officer who has maintained certification within the past two years, can apply for a lateral position with the Las Cruces Police Department.

Recruitment and retention incentives for lateral transfers – certified law enforcement officers in good standing with another 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 the Las Cruces Police Department will undergo an abbreviated 3-week lateral academy followed by a condensed field training assignment.

Prospective candidates for lateral transfer can speak with an LCPD recruiter by texting JOINLCPD to 575/376-6817.

For information about the incentives and a link to submit an application, visit and click on the Recruitment tab.

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