Police Officer

Portales, NM
Eastern New Mexico University

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

Under limited supervision, enforces local, state, and federal laws and ensures compliance with University policies and provides security for personnel, real property, and equipment.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol University property to provide security and traffic law enforcement.
  • Respond to emergency and non-emergency calls.
  • Conduct accident and crime investigations and prepare detailed reports.
  • Provide escort services for visitors, students, staff, and faculty.
  • Provide public assistance, including lockout services, first aid, and vehicle jump-starts.
  • Provide building security, including locking and unlocking doors.
  • Process evidence, prepare court cases, and provide legal testimony.
  • Write and file daily activity reports.
  • Operate university patrol cars safely.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Applicants must be 21 years of age on the date of hire.
  • Current certification by the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy or the ability to obtain certification within one year is required.
  • Applicants that are currently certified by the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy may be eligible for appointment as a Police Officer II.
  • A current New Mexico driver’s license is required.