NMSU Police Department
$35,214 starting for non-certified;
Certified laterals from $37,294 to $52,229 depending on experience
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). Applications are not currently being accepted. 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. 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.