Albuquerque Police Department
Become and Albuquerque Police Officer and you will receive:
- The potential to earn an excess of $87,000 as a patrolman, (averaged from the top 50 earning patrol officers)
- Ten paid holidays and 100 hours of vacation a year!
- The opportunity to earn 150 hours of compensation.
- 90-percent of your top five years pay with the ability to retire after 25 years of dedicated service.
- The opportunity to work in 30 different specialized units.
We will pay you $5,000 for joining one of the best law enforcement agencies in the country. Just successfully complete our academy and on-the-job training and the hiring bonus is yours!
- Must be 21 years of age by graduation from the academy.
- Must have a valid driver's license and obtain a New Mexico driver's license within 30 days of your hire date.
- Must be a United States citizen.
- No felony convictions. Criminal activity in which applicant has been convicted of, pled guilty to, or entered a plea of nolo contendre to any felony charge, been involved in any prosecution diversion program (PPP) as adjudicated for a felony crime committed will be permanently disqualified.
- Felony arrests will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
- No misdemeanor convictions within the last 3 years from the date of initial testing. Candidates who within 3 years preceding their written test date, have been convicted of, pled guilty to, or entered a plea of nolo contendre to any violation of federal law, state law, or local ordinance that would be classified as a misdemeanor crime, will be disqualified until the appropriate time passes (does not include minor traffic violations). Misdemeanor arrests will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
- No DWI convictions within the last five years from the date of initial testing, whether from an administrative sanction by a Motor Vehicle Department, criminal conviction, or military disciplinary action. Multiple DWIs in the most recent 10 year period disqualifies an individual as an applicant. (Multiple is defined as 2 or more DWIs). DWI arrests will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
- An applicant cannot have been convicted of a Domestic Violence Act. Domestic related arrests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
- No use in the last 3 years of any illegal drug that would amount to a misdemeanor crime if found in possession (includes marijuana).
- No use in the last 5 years of any illegal drug that would amount to a felony crime if found in possession (includes felony prescription drug use).
- Must have 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university (minimum 2.0 GPA). College credit requirement will be waived if you have 3 years active military service and an honorable discharge (general discharge will be considered case by case) as stipulated on your DD-214.
- Must not be in collections for an amount over $500.