Police Officer


NMSU Police Department

$36,213 starting for non-certified;

Certified laterals from $38,292 to $52,229 depending on experience


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QUALIFICATIONS: Associate degree (in hand by hire date) OR a minimum of two (2) years

experience as a certified Police Officer, OR served in the U.S. Military for a minimum of three (3) years

with an Honorable Discharge OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of 21 years of age and a citizen of the United States. Eyesight

correctable to 20/20 vision with no color blindness or depth perception deficiencies. Hearing correctable

to normal ranges for routinely encountered sound levels and frequencies. Physical condition must be such

as to allow performance of essential job skills. Must pass physical fitness assessment, written tests, and

oral boards prior to employment. Job offers will be contingent upon successful completion of a medical

examination, psychological examination, drug tests, and certification requirements.


GENERAL: Applicant must be able to attend and complete a Basic Police Officer Training Program,

obtain certification, and complete a Field Training and Evaluation Program during the first year of

employment. Applicants will receive an extensive background investigation, including previous

employment, work performance, driving record, and criminal record. Must possess or apply for and

receive a valid New Mexico driver license. Prior to criminal records, extensive citation histories, or a

history of poor work performance may eliminate an applicant from further consideration.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Assigned to Field Services Division and patrols assigned areas in a vehicle,

on foot, or on a bike; work under direct and indirect supervision; may work shifts; files reports on

incidents; conducts preliminary investigations; investigate traffic accidents; testify in court; make arrests

and issue citations as necessary; direct and route traffic; give information to visitors; transport money

from various departments to local banks; respond to intrusion and panic alarms; use equipment related to

law enforcement function; process crime scenes; provide emergency assistance as necessary; and perform

related work as required/assigned.


TO APPLY: Applicants must submit an application, a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts (if applicable), and a DD-214 (if applicable).  Click the following links to access information on the Officer Hiring Process and the criteria for testing (Physical Fitness Guidelines). Forms to be included with hiring packet:  Background Check and Physical Fitness Waiver.  Click here to check current police department postings:  https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/search

CONTACT: For questions regarding the hiring process, contact Sgt. Kevin Renn at (575) 646-3311.


NOTICE: Offers of employment are contingent upon verification of the individual’s eligibility for

employment in the United States of America. NMSU is an EEO/AA employer. Information contained in

written applications for this position will be used in reports to governmental agencies unless the applicant prohibits this in writing.