Police Officer

Los Lunas, NM
Village of Los Lunas Police Department

Salary: $55,810.56 – $73,430.24 Annually.

Position Summary:

The Police Officer for the Village of Los Lunas plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and security of the community by enforcing local, state, and federal laws. This position is responsible for upholding the Constitution of the United States of America, maintaining public order, building positive relationships with the community, and utilizing problem-solving skills to address community concerns. The Police Officer contributes to community-oriented policing efforts that aim to make a positive difference within the community.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol assigned areas to prevent and detect criminal activity, responding promptly to emergencies and calls for service.
  • Enforce local, state, and federal laws, ensuring that individuals’ rights are respected.
  • Maintain a visible presence within the community, engaging in community-oriented policing practices.
  • Build positive relationships with community members and stakeholders to foster trust and cooperation.
  • Respond to and investigate incidents, accidents, and other public safety concerns.
  • Conduct thorough and accurate interviews, gather evidence, and prepare detailed reports.
  • Perform traffic enforcement activities, ensuring safe roadways for all motorists and pedestrians.
  • Participate in crime prevention initiatives and educational programs to enhance community safety.
  • Attend and testify in court proceedings as needed.
  • Collaborate with fellow officers and law enforcement agencies to address and resolve public safety challenges.
  • Continuously engage in professional development and training to stay current with law enforcement practices and trends.
  • Utilize problem-solving skills to address community issues and concerns.
  • Demonstrate effective crisis intervention techniques when dealing with individuals in crisis.
  • Maintain proficiency in the use of firearms, defensive tactics, and other law enforcement tools.
  • Utilize effective communication skills to interact with diverse populations.
  • Uphold ethical conduct, integrity, and professionalism at all times.
  • Uphold the principles of community-oriented policing to foster positive community relationships.


  • High school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Valid Police Officer Certification.
  • Completion of Police Academy training (18 weeks).
  • DWI certification, Firearms qualification, Driving certification, Defensive tactics training, Crisis intervention training.
  • Strong commitment to public safety, community service, and ethical conduct.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to make quick and informed decisions under pressure.
  • Physical fitness and stamina to perform law enforcement duties.
  • Ability to effectively engage with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Proficiency in using law enforcement equipment and technology.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and professional development.
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • Ability to work various shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.