Certified Police Officer

Sunland Park, NM
Sunland Park Police Department

Salary: $15.06-22.27.

Open until filled

Position Summary:

This is an entry level in which employees are trained in general duty police work to protect life and property through the enforcement of laws. Must take oath of office.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols an assigned area by car or on foot to prevent crime and maintain law and order;
  • Investigates citizen complaints and unusual conditions; makes preliminary investigations;
  • Examines roadways, traffic controls, and roadway hazards; enforces traffic regulations;
  • Investigates accidents, interviews principals and witnesses, takes statements, clears obstructions, prepares accident report; directs traffic at special events, during emergencies, or when traffic conditions warrant special control;
  • Makes arrests, guards prisoners, locates and questions suspects and witnesses, takes statements; prepares Reports on investigations, offenses, arrest and activities;
  • Collects and identifies evidence;
  • Testifies in court;
  • Administers first aid to sick and injured persons;
  • Controls riots, disturbances and other civil disorders’ answers inquiries from the public;
  • Assists motorists;
  • Pedestrians and other citizen;
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies;
  • Maintains efficiency in the use of weapons and tools;
  • Leads and assists lower level officers in the performance of such work;
  • Community relations or planning sections;
  • Performs related duties as assigned and at the discretion of the Chief of Police.


  • High School Diploma or General Educational Development (GED) test.
  • Law Enforcement Academy Certified or if certified out of state must be certifiable thru NMLEA within one year of hire.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, preferred.
  • Must possess a current valid driver license.
  • Must pass a comprehensive background investigation including fingerprints and arrest record check and polygraph test. Record must be clear of felony conviction.
  • Must submit to and successfully complete, psychological screening and evaluation.
  • Must pass a medical examination.