Performs police patrol, investigation, traffic regulation, and related activities in the protection of life and property through
the enforcement of laws and ordinances.
General Qualifications as defined by the Law Enforcement Training Act, 29-7-1 to 29-7-11 NMSA 1978: No felony
convictions or disqualifying criminal histories. U.S. citizen. Must be of good moral character and of temperate and
industrious habits. Must be found, after examination by a licensed physician, to be free of any physical condition which
might adversely affect their performance as police officers prohibit them from successfully completing prescribed law
enforcement training required by the Law Enforcement Training Act. Must be found after examination by a certified
psychologist, to be free of any emotional or mental condition which might adversely affect their performance as police
officers or prohibit them from successfully completing prescribed basic law enforcement training required by the Law
Enforcement Training Act.
Education and Experience:
Graduation from High School or GED or Vocational School Training in Police Science, Law Enforcement,
Criminal Justice, Administration, Public Administration, or a related field or an equivalent combination of
education and experience.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
(A) Modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment.
(B) Learn applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations.
(C) Perform work requiring good physical condition; communicate effectively orally and in writing.
(D) Establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers, and supervisors; exercise
sound judgment in evaluation situations and in making decisions; follow verbal and written instructions.
(E) Meet special requirements listed below.
(F) Learn the City’s geography.
(G) Operation of various tools and equipment of the position
(A) Must possess a valid state issued driver’s license with acceptable / insurable driving record.
(B) 21 years of age or older at the time of employment.
(C) Must be able to read and write the English language.
(D) Must have not been released or discharged under dishonorable conditions from any of the armed forces of the
(E) Ability to meet and maintain departmental physical standards.
(F) May be required to pass entry-level written test.
(G) Residency Requirement: See personnel rules Sec. 2.56.1030 for more details.
Tools and Equipment Used
Police car, police radio, radar gun, handgun and other weapons as required, baton, handcuffs, Breathalyzer, pager, first
aid equipment, copy machine, personal computer, flashlight, and hand tools.
LICENSING AND CERTIFICATIONS
(A) Valid State issued Driver’s License