Police Cadet

Taos, NM
The Town of Taos

Salary: $23.85.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

Performs a variety of entry level routine law enforcement duties in a training capacity related to enforcing the laws, maintaining the peace, and protecting the citizens of Taos. As a non-certified law enforcement officer, performs duties only in the immediate supervision of a senior officer or field-training officer.

Works under the general supervision of a Lieutenant or Sergeant or assigned certified officer.

Essential Functions:

  • Attends police officers’ standards and training academy to receive instruction and training in the various aspects of law enforcement as required to receive law enforcement certification.
  • May accompany patrol officers during regular shift; patrols all areas of the town in police vehicles or on foot, including the town streets and businesses, checking for unlocked doors, windows and building security; makes business location and residential house checks for possible illegal activities.
  • Performs in-office functions to provided administrative support and learn administrative process prior to receiving P.O.S.T. certification.
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Graduation from high school; AND No experience necessary.
  • Must be 21 years of age. Must be clear of a prior criminal record.
  • Must possess a valid New Mexico State Driver’s License.
  • Must successfully complete State of New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification within 1 year of employment.